The Duchess War - Courtney Milan The Duchess War started out very promising and had it's ups and downs from there. I think many readers will love it but it is not exactly my kind of story as there is a lot of angsty internal dialogue (which seemed repetitive to me). Still, Milan is definitely talented. She writes intelligent banter instead of bickering. And the twists and turns of the story were more complex than the average fluffy historical.