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The Bachelor List

The Bachelor List

(2004)
(The first book in the Duncan Sisters Trilogy series)
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From Publishers Weekly
Set in London in 1906, Feather's latest (after Venus) touches on a topic that is near and dear to many romance readers' hearts-women's right to vote. Constance Duncan, the eldest of three headstrong sisters, throws down the gauntlet to handsome member of Parliament Max Ensor when she declares that women's suffrage is the driving force of her existence. In return, Max makes no bones of his opinion that women shouldn't vote, a stance firmly backed by his powerful friends. When Max and Constance's prickly verbal battles flare into hotly sexual encounters, both seize the chance to do behind the scenes (or beneath the covers) scouting for their respective parties, even as they wonder what falling in love with the enemy will do to their careers. Though Feather's story stumbles out of the starting gate, it hits a smooth roll when the couple's duels ignite. Constance's sneaky maneuverings, however, undermine her credibility, and the sisters' tendency to think that women who don't demand the vote are merely mindless sheep makes them seem shallow rather than sympathetic. All in all, Feather's attempt to illuminate women's struggles in early 20th-century London is laudable, but many readers will end this tale with doubts that the protagonists' happy ending will be everlasting.
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From Booklist
Perennial favorite Feather embarks on a new trilogy, adding a sweeter tone to her sensual writing. Constance Duncan and her two sisters are trying to manage household funds as their father's spendthrift ways threaten their late-nineteenth-century social status. In order to make money, the sisters secretly write a newspaper and start a matchmaking service for wealthy Londoners. Constance uses the gossipy newspaper as a forum for her suffragette cause, attracting the attention of Max Ensor, a newly elected member of Parliament. He has antiquated ideas about women, and suspects that Constance is involved with the women's movement. He hopes to use her as entree to the group, while Constance sees him as someone she can sway and use to support her cause. What neither of them counts on is the immediate and very physical attraction between them. In her latest wonderful romance, Feather enriches the genre with her entertaining look at the precarious position women were in before securing civil rights. Patty Engelmann
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Inside Flap Copy
In this exhilarating new trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather, a trio of spirited sisters secretly run a thriving matchmaking service. But these three good catches of impeccable pedigree have little interest in matrimony themselves?until, one by one, they meet their matches.

Constance Duncan may be the eldest of three sisters, but she has more important things on her mind than finding a husband?for herself, at any rate. Through the Personals services of her popular newspaper, The Mayfair Lady, Constance connects lonely hearts. But her own heart lies in her work, and nothing will distract her from it?until she finds herself irresistibly drawn to a man of disastrously different views. Max Ensor is a politician whose outmoded attitudes outrage her?even as his powerful presence intrigues her. Clearly there is only one thing to do with such an exasperating man: convert him! Little does Constance know that Max has the same plan in mind for her.... What follows is a fiercely passionate duel in which two headstrong people discover that, differences or not, sometimes one gender cannot - will not - do without the other.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: The Bachelor List
Author(s): Jane Feather
ISBN: 1-58724-723-2 / 978-1-58724-723-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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February 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: Bachelor List
Author(s): Jane Feather
ISBN: 1-4177-1650-9 / 978-1-4177-1650-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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Paperback Editions

February 2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Bachelor List
Author(s): Jane Feather
ISBN: 0-553-58618-1 / 978-0-553-58618-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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Audio Editions

March 2017 : Audio CD
Title: The Bachelor List
Author(s): Jane Feather
ISBN: 1-5366-6558-4 / 978-1-5366-6558-1
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

November 2015 : MP3 CD
Title: The Bachelor List
Author(s): Jane Feather
ISBN: 1-5113-4050-9 / 978-1-5113-4050-2
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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October 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Bachelor List: Duncan Sisters, Book 1
Author(s): Jane Feather
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

October 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Bachelor List: Duncan Sisters, Book 1
Author(s): Jane Feather
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

February 2004 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Bachelor List
Author(s): Jane Feather
Publisher: Bantam
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