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REVIEW í BERKINGMAD.CO.UK Ò Elizabeth Loupas Ies play out amidst brilliant painters poets and musicians the powerful and ambitious Alfonso d'Este duke of Ferrara takes a The Second Kindle new bride Half of Europe is certain he murdered his first wife Lucrezia the luminous child of the Medici But no one dares accuse him and no one has proof least of all his second duchess the far less beautiful but delightfully clever Barbara of Austria At first determi.

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READ î The Second Duchess Ì ➹ [Read] ➵ The Second Duchess By Elizabeth Loupas ➼ – Berkingmad.co.uk A rich compelling historical novel—and a mystery of royal intrigue In a city state known for magnificence where love affairs and conspiracies play out amidst brilliant painters poets and musicians t A rich compelling historical n [Read] The Second Duchess By Elizabeth Loupas Berkingmad.co.uk A rich compelling historical novel—and a mystery of royal intrigue In a city state known for magnificence where love affairs and conspiracies play out amidst brilliant painters poets and musicians t A rich compelling historical novel—and a mystery of royal intrigue In a city state known for magnificence where love affairs and conspirac.

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The Second DuchessNed to ignore the rumors about her new husband Barbara embraces the pleasures of the Ferrarese court Yet wherever she turns she hears whispers of the first duchess's wayward life and mysterious death Barbara asks uestions—a dangerous mistake for a duchess of Ferrara Suddenly to save her own life Barbara has no choice but to risk the duke's terrifying displeasure and discover the truth of Lucrezia's death—or she will share her fate..

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  • Misfit

    READ î The Second Duchess The Second DuchessBarbara of Austria is the second duchess of Alfonso II d'Este Duke of Ferrara his first duchess Lucrezia de' Medici having died mysteriously several years before Barbara may not be the


  • Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker Queen of the Undead

    READ î The Second Duchess The Second DuchessMe at the end of this book Absolutely loved it Fantastic Candidate for favorite book of 2011Me at the beginning of this book I don’t like Barbara I don’t get what is going onObviously I went through uite a transformation from the beginning of this book to the end Why am I telling you this Because if you do decide to pick it up DO NOT SET IT BACK DOWN Seriously I’m so happy I continued to read this bookOk enough of my rantingThe characters Barbara She is the daughter of an Emperor and the sister of an Emperor She knows her role in life and it has been decided that she will be Alfonso d’Este’s 2nd wife She takes her “job” very seriously and is determined to be the best wife and duchess that the Ferrara court has ever seenAlfonso He is the Duke of Ferrara and it is suspected that he murdered his first wife known as the “First Duchess He’s a hard fo


  • Parvathy

    READ î The Second Duchess The Second DuchessHistorical fiction seems to be my cup of tea now a days I am constantly on the hunt for books such as this one Now where should I start with this review Lets see now What did I expect when I started this book A murder mystery with some history lessonsGuess WhatThat is exactly what this book is Nothing nothing lessThe story begins with the wedding of Barbara of Austria to the Duke of Ferrara Far less beautiful and older than


  • Kate Quinn

    READ î The Second Duchess The Second DuchessShe had a heart too soon made glad Browning's immortal line from his poem The Last Duchess said by Renaissance Duke Alfonso of Este about his first wife Lucrezia whom he has murdered Elizabeth Loupas takes the poem and the history and spins a fabulous tale about Alfonso's second wife Barbara of Austria a plain but sharp witted girl who follows in the murdered Lucrezia's footsteps We know right away that Lucrezia was murdered since her ghost hangs around commenting on the fact unseen by all but the reader But who murdered her Her husband the volatile and definitely dangerous Duke Alfonso or one of her many lovers This uestion


  • Dawn (& Ron)

    READ î The Second Duchess The Second Duchess The Second Duchess came highly and very strongly recommended by several friends I normally try to approach each book with an open mind and open expectations I'm so


  • Natasa

    READ î The Second Duchess The Second DuchessThe historical descriptions were vivid I felt transported in time The writing is excellent and the characters well developed There were enough twists in the plot to keep it interesting and entertaining


  • Rio (Lynne)

    READ î The Second Duchess The Second Duchess45 stars Wow First of all we historical fiction fans have a new author to follow Elizabeth Loupas has written a bright page turning full of life mystery with lots of detailed history Not many authors can hold my attention on every page the way she did Alfonso d' Este takes his second wife Barbara of Austria Barbara comes to Ferrara surrounded by gossip of Alfonso killing his first wife Lucrezia de Medici All we know is that Lucrezia did die suspiciously but we are not sure how The uniue twist in this book is Lucrezia's spirit watches Barbara's unwelcome arrival into Ferrara and her rollercoaster ride of a journey once she gets there Great story Great cover Loved the addition of the poem My Last Duchess at the end which is what inspired the book Move this book to the top of your To Read List


  • Tara Chevrestt

    READ î The Second Duchess The Second DuchessThis is a tough review for me to write I'm still reeling from the ending Except for the Duke I loved this book It had just the right amount of mystery suspense lustiness descriptive details and historical tidbits to keep me thoroughly entertained The Duchess could have used just a bit fiestiness but she surprised me in the end Considering the precarious situation she was in I think she handled


  • Dija

    READ î The Second Duchess The Second Duchess The Second Duchess is entirely different from what I usually read; ergo I had no idea what to expect from this book Which is why it was surprising when it turned out to be an extremely interesting and thoroughly delightful read Barbara is an archduchess from Austria betrothed to the duke of Ferrara Said duke's first wife dies under very suspicious circumstances and everyone believes the duk


  • Jemidar

    READ î The Second Duchess The Second DuchessReally a 45 star readSet in Renaissance Italy this book has it all mystery intrigue and a rich evocative atmosphere as well as wonderful historical detail It is well researched and well written with characters who are refreshingly different from what you so often find in currently popular historical fiction Very enjoyable and highly recommendedThe publishers have also done a great job gracing it with a beautiful cover and I particularly like that a copy of the Robert Browning poem from which Ms Loupas drew her inspiration was included at t