The concept of women being educated and becoming the equals of their male counterparts is completely unheard of in the England of the 1800s. Scholastica Hornsby is out to change this notion, but she's met with much resistance. The Duke of Penhurst could be her greatest enemy or her greatest ally, but it'll take some convincing from a man already surrounded by controversy. Will Scholastica find help she needs in Papa Pagan's House?
I usually love historical romance but this one is not for me that much is absolute... I do not believe the word playboy was used in the same context back then or that Don Juan was even a known term at the time. It seemed they wanted to make a historical romance including contradictory things to the time frame... but... if you can get around that then it's possible you'll like this story. Personally, I don't find prejudgments and accusations and attitude issues based on hearsay and extreme feminism enjoyable traits in a female lead, even if she gets a bit better by the end. Overall I'd say this story had good art and was written well (no issues with pacing). The story wasn't my cup of tea, but I could see it being a good read to some other women.
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