Mask of Duplicity

Mask of Duplicity by Julia Brannan Book Summary

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.

Mask of Duplicity by Julia Brannan Book Reviews

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- Mask of Duplicity5 star

Excellently written and the way the historical events intertwined with the characters was superb. Loved the book.

- Disgusted by this book. Voilent and dark1 star

Don’t read if you are a woman. This may trigger anxiety in women who have been a victim or harassment, abuse or assault.

- Mask of Duplicity4 star

It was fun to read but I did not appreciate the way it ended. It builds up to a conclusion but did not conclude. I would have preferred having a more exciting conclusion and then start another adventure if the goal was to get people to read the next novel. Is there a next book? I may or may not look for it.

- Mask of Duplicity5 star

Amazing combination of story and explanation of how society and politics were in that time period. Wonderful heroine and mysterious hero. Loved the ending. Loved the book!

- Good fun!5 star

A fun novel with interesting characters and plot twists. I’d like to read more!

- Gets you interested5 star

Easy and fun to read

- Mask of duplicity5 star

Entertaining!!

- Great read, anticlimactic ending4 star

So much left unsaid, so much unfinished business. So anticlimactic. Well written though.

- Mask of Duplicity5 star

Wonderfully written with just the right amount of actual historical fact. I look forward to the next book.

- Mask of Duplicity4 star

I’m not one to enjoy romance because it’s easy to guess the outcome. I do enjoy reading about England, Scotland and Ireland in the 18th and 19th centuries though. This romance was a little different reading because it wasn’t written with descriptive sex.

- Great read5 star

I love to read about women in 1700s who do not submit to men’s demands who consider them property. This book has lots of actions and does contain history too. Didn’t want the book to end.

- Mask of Duplicity by Julia Brannan5 star

Excellent reading!!! Set in a time when women were thought of as commodities, Character Beth was definitely a renegade to that idea and set inroads for women in this story. The characters portrayed in this book came alive so beautifully as Julia Brannan skillfully wove her magic with words to make it happen. I highly recommend this book. It elicits a lot of emotions not the least of which was interest in the time setting, mystery and suspense, and evoked a lot of emotions about the perils women faced back in that time setting. Page turner for sure. Definitely a wonderful read!!

- Intriguing and passionate series5 star

Read the series in 4 days! Superb heroine

- Mask of Duplicity5 star

Enjoyed the strength of Elizabeth but wished to read of the unmasking of the “Mask” and her reaction. Now my imagination gets to work overtime.

- Fast moving tale of English history5 star

The story moves quickly with solid characters. Page turner, easy reading.

- Mask of Duplicity5 star

Enjoyable and believable story....

- Mask of Duplicity4 star

This was an interesting story. It kept moving, and kept me reading. I liked that it was not repetitive as many are. The end was surprising as it should be.

- Mask of Duplicity4 star

Miss Julia Brennan has written a well documented book and chronicle on the Jacobites and their support to James ll etc. her characters are interesting and well created albeit somewhat bland and the denouement of the story is not satisfactory being unable to excite. There is a need for follow ups of the story of Elizabeth and Sir Anthony and since this book has been written in January 2015. and “ Mask of Duplicity “ is purportedly #1 in the Jacobite Chronicles, where are the following ones? Fear not. they are available t Amazon .com

- Mask of duplicity4 star

Enjoyed this book-but now I want the rest of their story!

- Mask of Duplicity5 star

Spell binding!

- Great book5 star

Enjoyed the book very much

- Mask of Duplicity4 star

Good read, would like a sequel.

- Shame1 star

Why download this book if the next three you can not find or download. Why start a story and then can’t finish it.

- Mask of Duplicity1 star

I wanted to know the ending wasn’t full filled what’s with that?

- Good story but books 2-4 not available for download5 star

I read the first book in one sitting and could not wait to download the other three books in the series as it said in the introduction that four books were completed. However the three books were not offered to download so I again searched by authors name and this is the only book listed by her. I am disappointed I can't read the rest of the Jacobite Chronicles and hope that apple offers them soon. Reported January 9, 2017

- Enjoyed from first page to last....5 star

I could not stop reading this book. I read it’s a series so hopefully the next book will come out soon enough!!!! Read it.

- Suspenseful!5 star

This book has the rare quality of being surprising. Often period books can be too predictable, but this author's recreation of history is very imperfectly human. My only regret is that we don't get to see how the story ends! I have yet to find the next chronicle in the series, but will gladly purchase it when I do.

- Mask of duplicity5 star

I like this book of lot but I'm curious to find out what happen with the man that had his finger cut around and what does relieve this sir Anthony look like is he the guy that Alex or whatever his name was who is sir Anthony really See Alex when is the next part of this book coming out now you got me curious because I just read it said 500 pages night would like to continue to find out what happens is sir Anthony really Alex give me his character or who is he😱 kudos to the Author I really want to know who sir Anthony is under all that cost gym when is your next book out can you email me that information

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Murgit2 - Mask of Duplicity5 star

Couldn’t stop reading it. Next??

Hmbdy - Mask of Duplicity2 star

Where is the end of this book? Very disappointing lack of conclusion.

Rosoce - Utterly unexpected5 star

This was incredibly well researched and plotted. Extremely engrossing and fun to read, with a likeable heroine and a surprisingly brisk plot.My only complaint is I want the next one NOW!

VelvetOcelot - Rollicking good read5 star

Historically , incredibly accurate and fantastic, engaging characters. Please hurry with next part!

Janehyl - Loved it!5 star

What an engaging read and so well researched. A nice blend of romance and history. Now an all time favourite. Couldn’t wait to read the rest of the series and now am reading them again.

by alexsandi - Loved this book5 star

I would highly recommend this book if you could get the rest of the series. Which amounts to five more books. 🤨

Radarread - Great fun4 star

A bit of Derry do in Georgian England. And yes he wasn’t the true king! I’d have been a Jacobite.

Jacks333 - Book series5 star

Loved the book but could not buy the next in series in iBooks, very disappointed.

KizzyKat44 - Enjoyable read, can highly recommend5 star

With well-developed and likeable characters and an intriguing storyline that draws you through the narrative, this well paced historical novel is a fun read. Given the Jacobite rebellion subplot, comparisons with the Outlander series are perhaps inevitable, but Brannan’s storytelling does not suffer from the comparison. My only quibble has been the text design - perhaps a glitch but the font, and font size, kept on changing from section to section. Getting book 2 was difficult as you must have Amazon Unlimited, a subscription service that costs $13.99 per month in Australia, to buy it through the iPad Kindle app. A workaround is to buy via your browser.

jo-gra - Mask of Duplicity5 star

Mask of duplicity Brilliant. Must find the next one.

kindnessofstrangers - Wonderful5 star

This is how the historical fiction ought to be written.

iPaddyplayer - Beautifully written4 star

A good story with well-developed characters throughout. Each chapter gives a new twist to the tale ... complete involvement for the reader to be one step ahead of the leading lady. Really keen to find the next parts of the chronicle now. Great story Julia, thanks.

Allyvamp - Wonderfully written gripping...5 star

I love this book well written and I got totally lost in the story. Excellent read highly recommended 👌

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