Mask of Duplicity - Julia Brannan

Mask of Duplicity

By Julia Brannan

  • Release Date: 2015-06-08
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 327 Ratings

Description

Following the death of their father, Beth’s brother Richard returns from the army to claim his share of the family estate. However, Beth’s hopes of a quiet life are dashed when Richard, dissatisfied with his meagre inheritance and desperate for promotion, decides to force her into a marriage for his military gain. And he will stop at nothing to get his way.

Beth is coerced into a reconciliation with her noble cousins in order to marry well and escape her brutal brother. She is then thrown into the glittering social whirl of Georgian high society and struggles to conform. The effeminate but witty socialite Sir Anthony Peters offers to ease her passage into society and she is soon besieged by suitors eager to get their hands on her considerable dowry. Beth, however, wants love and passion for herself, and to break free from the artificial life she is growing to hate. She finds herself plunged into a world where nothing is as it seems and everyone hides behind a mask. Can she trust the people professing to care for her?

The first in the series about the fascinating lives of beautiful Beth Cunningham, her family and friends during the tempestuous days leading up to the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, which attempted to overthrow the Hanoverian King George II and restore the Stuarts to the British throne.

Join the rebellion of one woman and her fight for survival in...

The Jacobite Chronicles.

Reviews

  • Mask of Duplicity by Julia Brannan

    5
    By MakenItEasy
    Excellent reading!!! Set in a time when women were thought of as commodities, Character Beth was definitely a renegade to that idea and set inroads for women in this story. The characters portrayed in this book came alive so beautifully as Julia Brannan skillfully wove her magic with words to make it happen. I highly recommend this book. It elicits a lot of emotions not the least of which was interest in the time setting, mystery and suspense, and evoked a lot of emotions about the perils women faced back in that time setting. Page turner for sure. Definitely a wonderful read!!
  • Intriguing and passionate series

    5
    By justagirl!
    Read the series in 4 days! Superb heroine
  • Mask of Duplicity

    5
    By yuma reader
    Enjoyed the strength of Elizabeth but wished to read of the unmasking of the “Mask” and her reaction. Now my imagination gets to work overtime.
  • Fast moving tale of English history

    5
    By Tom1381
    The story moves quickly with solid characters. Page turner, easy reading.
  • Mask of Duplicity

    5
    By Baby bon
    Enjoyable and believable story....
  • Mask of Duplicity

    4
    By satltm
    This was an interesting story. It kept moving, and kept me reading. I liked that it was not repetitive as many are. The end was surprising as it should be.
  • Mask of Duplicity

    4
    By Villamontemares456
    Miss Julia Brennan has written a well documented book and chronicle on the Jacobites and their support to James ll etc. her characters are interesting and well created albeit somewhat bland and the denouement of the story is not satisfactory being unable to excite. There is a need for follow ups of the story of Elizabeth and Sir Anthony and since this book has been written in January 2015. and “ Mask of Duplicity “ is purportedly #1 in the Jacobite Chronicles, where are the following ones? Fear not. they are available t Amazon .com
  • Mask of duplicity

    4
    By Ld14007
    Enjoyed this book-but now I want the rest of their story!
  • Mask of Duplicity

    5
    By morriszzzz
    Spell binding!
  • Great book

    5
    By enj0yl!f3
    Enjoyed the book very much