Monday 17 April 2017

Mask of Duplicity by Julia Brannan

Mask of Duplicity

has been AWARDED


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

Mask of Duplicity was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against a five point criteria

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.

1.       Were the characters strong and engaging?
2.       Was the book well written?
3.       Did the plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
4.       Was the ending satisfying?
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  1. Fantastic well deserved award. I don't normally read books in that era but this had me gripped from the first chapter, I literally couldn't put it down. Extremely well written, I felt as though I knew the characters. Lots of twists and turns. Plenty to keep you reading. Best of all the following 3 book's are just as good. I have highly recommended it to a number of friendstudents who have also enjoyed them

  2. I love this book. Great characters, they are strong, yet the plot manages to surprise along the way. Would recommend it to any who love this genre and history.

  3. Absolutely the best series I have read in a long time. Impossible to put down! Can't wait for the next one to come out!

  4. Thank you so much! This means such a lot to me! Thanks to everyone who took the time to read my book and to vote for and comment on it. You are lovely