Mask of Duplicity - Julia Brannan

Mask of Duplicity

By Julia Brannan

  • Release Date: 2015-06-08
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 511 Ratings


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.


  • Great read, anticlimactic ending

    By TerraKati
    So much left unsaid, so much unfinished business. So anticlimactic. Well written though.
  • Mask of Duplicity

    By PushpushStable
    Wonderfully written with just the right amount of actual historical fact. I look forward to the next book.
  • Mask of Duplicity

    By sometimers3
    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 read

    By Gramm j.
    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 Brannan

    By MakenItEasy
    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 series

    By justagirl!
    Read the series in 4 days! Superb heroine
  • Mask of Duplicity

    By yuma reader
    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 history

    By Tom1381
    The story moves quickly with solid characters. Page turner, easy reading.
  • Mask of Duplicity

    By Baby bon
    Enjoyable and believable story....
  • Mask of Duplicity

    By satltm
    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.