Amelia Willoughby has been engaged to the Duke of Wyndham for as long as she can remember. Literally. A mere six months old when the contracts were. REVIEW: Mr. Cavendish, I Presume by Julia Quinn When I began to read “Mr. Cavendish,” what had been slightly annoying in the later. Julia Quinn is the author of the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling BRIDGERTON series. She is a graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe colleges and.

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Someone who hasn’t read the previous book will be able to follow the events in this one easily enough as most scenes are explained, so it doesn’t seem to matter in which order they are read.

Darcy’s Diary, and Pamela Aidan’s Gentleman presumr to name a few so I know the concept presuume work, it just wasn’t executed well here. Readers were very disappointed by the fact that the two books take place simultaneously and not only at the same time, but in the same place with the same characters in the same situations.

In addition, Thomas kisses presums proposes to Grace in one scene — as show in the first book AND in this book — but in this book, we finally quunn his thought process on it.

He was unpleasant at times, but not in a way that made me dislike his character — in a way that made him realistically human. He’s just so NOT appealing in the beginning of the book and I am almost never, ever, ever turned off by the hero – I’m always much more critical of the female lead than the male one. Those were rather boring to have to reread.

Time remaining — day s — hour s — minute s — second s. When Andrew learns that she is a Bridgerton, he knows juli will likely have to wed her to avert a scandal-though Poppy has no idea that he is the son of an earl and neighbor to her aristocratic cousins in Kent.

Mr. Cavendish, I Presume — All About Romance

My favorite historical romance novelist does it again! Now, I realize that the storylines are u place at the same time, and I acknowledge the fact that certain scenes from TLDoW needed to be repeated here from qulnn different point of view. But just when he begins to realize that his bride might be something more o convenient, Thomas’s world is rocked by the arrival of his long-lost cousin, who may or may not be the true Duke of Wyndham.


I didn’t love this one as much as The Lost Duke of Wyndham, because of my boyfriend-Jack Audley, but it still ,r me happiness. I love her character! I came to this novel with high expectations.

Both books flip back and forth, reusing dialogue but offering alternate perspectives. Cavendish was the same story as Lost Duke, told from a different point of view, but it just didn’t work. This really pissed me off. A profoundly unsettling story of a plantation slave’s desperate escape into a rainforest beyond human control, with his master and a ferocious dog on his heels. I am pleased with the way in which she portrays Thomas’s overarching sense of honor, but the overall feeling from Mr. Dick move, but I dealt with it.

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Thomas Cavendish, who starts out the story as the Duke, and Amelia, with whom he has been affianced for an arranged marriage since they were children. I haven’t finished the book and don’t really plan on doing so anytime soon.

Mr. Cavendish, I Presume

Then, when she is vehemently refusing him, he forces a kiss on her and then desperately tries to feel something. Also, Amelia had guessed that he was experimenting despite his engagement to her at the beginning of the book, but she did not know he had a mistress. He has been engaged to Amelia his whole life. For example, he has seemed too willing to give her up, no matter that he does in a way regret losing the chance of getting married to her.

Book review: Julia Quinn’s *Mr. Cavendish, I Presume (Two Dukes of Wyndham, Book 2)*

It is still rude, of course, because he is still technically engaged to Amelia, who has already fallen in love with him.

They just work better for me that way. I don’t know how she does it but Julia Quinn is brilliant at romance.

And when one kiss leads to two, three, and four, the mathematician may lose count, and the lady may, for the first time, find herself speechless. Thomas comes across as a more likeable character than the ineffectual chap of the previous book. I liked Thomas as he fought his way out of the shadow that he lived in as Duke of Wyndham. Regardless of what new ideas and quinnn JQ decides to experiment with, there is one constant I hope she will retain, and that is writing characters with actual personalities.


I did like Thomas and Amelia and wanted to see how things would work out between them, but the repetition of everything else was rather boring.

Mr Cavendish, I Presume

Because even though they were engaged since they were young, they never actually loved or cared or even knew each other until this book started. However, through the course of this book, when he has already formed a friendship and relationship with her, he does not seem to entirely appreciate her. I have to admit I am not thrilled with the way she decided to write this series.

Amelia, too, undergoes a change cavendisn the course of the story. Apparently the reader was supposed to find the situation romantic because Amelia says it was so. I finish the book not entirely convinced that he deserved her.

She writes with a fine humor, intelligence and delicacy. His mother, the industrial heiress, married his father when he was not in line for the dukedom, so whatever money she brought into the marriage would pass independently of the dukedom, most logically to her only son Thomas.

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He was bred to be a duke and has spent all his adult life being one; buried in paperwork, managing the land and even, on occasion, getting his hands dirty — and while he might sometimes chafe at the weight of the responsibilities, what will he do without them?

I would say that I did well in waiting some time between the 2 books because both of them develop in the same time frame so many things happen in them both, the same exact way. Amelia Willoughby has been engaged to the Duke of Wyndham for as long as she can remember.