Educating Elizabeth

Educating Elizabeth Summary

When Miss Elizabeth Waterstone encounters the enigmatic Duke of Diable Delamere in the most shocking of circumstances, she is determined to exploit his rakish expertise to the fullest extent. The duke agrees to teach her everything she needs to know, but in return expects to receive her unwitting cooperation to uncover an assassination plot against the monarchy. But Elizabeth is hard to deceive, and the duke finds himself needing more than her innocent skills in his bed. Together they must use their remarkable abilities, to thwart a villain, save the Prince Regent and accidentally and inevitably fall in love.

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My Passion Is Reading

Review đź‘Ž1 star

This book was a big disappointment! The author drug the story out to the point where I didn’t really care about the ending, just that it ended. This story revolves around Elizabeth breaking the French code against a plot to kill the English Prince Regent. The Duke is paying Elizabeth as a code breaker. What doesn’t make any sense is that her family helped put her in that position, because they are working for the French. Why would the French need a code breaker to break a code they wrote? It makes absolutely no sense! I am not a fan of Elizabeth’s. She comes off as arrogant, self entitled and looks down on people who aren’t as smart as her. She came across a code someone had tried unsuccessfully to break. She thought it was a puzzle and solved it easily. She called the person who tried to solve it a ninnyhammer, basically an idiot. So just because someone else doesn’t have her skill, they are an idiot? Seriously!!! Also, she continually lied to the Duke, but for some reason the author portrayed her as a practically a saint. At the end Elizabeth said “If you had trusted me as I trusted you”. She has lied to the duke since the beginning. What a hypocrite! She also said “You refused to believe me when I tried to tell you about Sir John”. That didn’t happen in this story. Don’t waste your time with this book!!!15


Educating Elizabeth - Excellent read!5 star

Educating Elizabeth is an excellent read with twists and turns. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes rising from ashes romance, intrigue, and smart women. This book is a page turner!55


Great historical romance!4 star

Very steamy but also emotional. It was everything a historical romance should be. I especially like how Elizabeth didn’t make a stupid decision to endanger herself like so many heroines do in suspenseful HR.45


Educating Elizabeth3 star

An okay read, though not without a few typos and some important oversights. The author almost always refers to Elizabeth wearing a “corset” when stays would have been worn at the time, and more often than not neglects to mention her shift/chemise. At other points she dresses in what I understand to be a modern night gown. Things like this break the immersion of what is presented to be a period piece, if not a lack of research. Elizabeth envies her mother and Mary’s “sylph-like fragility” which contrast with her “more robust frame” despite fashion plates illustrating that she would have been more in line with the beauty standards of the time. In regards to the plot, when sending coded messages the intended recipient usually has or knows the key. Codes need to be broken only when you don’t have access to the key i.e. because you’re a third party who intercepted the message. This undermines the overarching plot since it revolves around the Foresters/John, the intended recipient, facilitating the translation of his messages, courtesy of Elizabeth, through the duke’s home, after his original code breaker was killed. I also believe Elizabeth forgave Gervase too easily. I mean, all she did was keep her family affairs private, whereas he straight up accused her of treason...35


Loved it!5 star

This was a surprisingly good book. I liked the storyline and it had good character development.55


Education Elizabeth5 star

It was a great book. can't wait to read the next one55


Loved it!5 star

Couldn't put this book down!55

Dale Mom

Educating Elizabeth5 star

Great writing, good characters, interesting, but I think Gervase was too easily forgiven by Elizabeth. On to the next book and see what Jack is up to.55

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