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The Mannequin

   Posted by: Kristina   in Historical, Romance

The Mannequin

Rosamund Ashfield lives in the country with her aunt’s family, the Gribbles, and she isn’t treated any better than the servants that run the household. She is reminded on a daily basis by her vindictive cousins how useless, ugly and simple she is. Rosamund never lets the spiteful words drag her down; she is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. With the upcoming season in London coming up, she will be left on her own as the family will leave her behind to make their debut. However, her “caring” aunt and uncle have set up a meeting with the local vicar to help her earn her keep while they are away. The vicar has arranged for Rosamund to help a young man who has fallen into complete despair after the tragic accident on a fairy that left his parents and younger sister dead. The gentleman just happens to be the Duke of Swanhaven. The Duke and his grandma are unprepared to fall in love with this beautiful and sweet angel that has saved their family, and want to introduce her to their friends in London, but society has plotted against Rosamund and she is about to lose everything that she holds dear. The only way to save herself and to make a life in London is to become the newest Mannequin, wearing the most beautiful gowns for all of London to see as a walking advertisement for Madame Paget. In a new twist, the author weaves a beautiful tale that combines my favorite fairy tales: Cinderella and Beauty and The Beast. The Duke of Swavenhaven must persuade Rosamund that she is worth his love and attention, and teaches her that he cares nothing for society’s rules.

I can’t say enough good things about this story, I absolutely loved it!! I had a love/hate relationship with the characters. I loved Rosamund and the Duke and everybody that was fighting for their love. I absolutely hated the Gribbles. S.G. Rogers did such a great job giving them to life that you feel anger towards them and how they treated sweet Rosamund. I am not embarrassed to say that I have a crush on the Duke, he’s definitely swoon worthy. I’ll be putting The Mannequin in my “to be read again” pile.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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