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Publisher Description

Miss Minerva Lane is a quiet, bespectacled wallflower, and she wants to keep it that way. After all, the last time she was the center of attention, it ended badly—so badly that she changed her name to escape her scandalous past. Wallflowers may not be the prettiest of blooms, but at least they don’t get trampled. So when a handsome duke comes to town, the last thing she wants is his attention. 

But that is precisely what she gets. 

Because Robert Blaisdell, the Duke of Clermont, is not fooled. When Minnie figures out what he’s up to, he realizes there is more to her than her spectacles and her quiet ways. And he’s determined to lay her every secret bare before she can discover his. But this time, one shy miss may prove to be more than his match…

The Duchess War is the first full-length book (97,000 words) in the Brothers Sinister series. It is preceded by The Governess Affair, a prequel novella. Each book stands alone, but those who prefer to read in order might want to read that book first.

December 7
Courtney Milan
Courtney Milan

Customer Reviews

Suki put the kettle on ,

Great ending

Very few books in this genre have good endings. Most have cliche lines or cheesy love you's, or it's just rushed. This one is patient, well thought out, true to its characters and has warm closure.

Gbaby76 ,

The Duchess War

The characters in this book are too consumed with their childhood trauma that it takes away and distracts you so much from the love story.I usually enjoy these three or four book series but I will stop here and look elsewhere for a less depressing read

2brokegurls1980 ,


The characters are real - funny, flawed, loveable. Their problems are real and not the usual superficial crap you read in other books. I would read this book over and over again!

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