Tuesday, April 24, 2012

She's Done It Again - The Forgiven Duke Book Review and Giveaway


The Forgiven Duke
The Forgotten Castles Series
Jamie Carie
B&H Publishing Group
Nashville, TN
ISBN - 13: 978-1-4336-7323-8
320 pages
July 2012 release

Jamie is a preacher's daughter that read romance novels for years, but couldn’t relate to the flawless, saintly heroines in Christian romance novels. So she decided to write her own.

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Perhaps you remember reading here about my new favorite author, Jamie Carie, and her recent book The Guardian Duke?  Well, she's done it again, The Forgiven Duke, the second in the Forgotten Castles Series, is set to release this July.  I got a copy to provide this review, and I'm so glad I did.  Check out this teaser:

"Tethered by her impulsive promise to marry Lord John Lemon—the path of least resistance—Alexandria Featherstone sets off from Ireland to Iceland in search of her parents with a leaden heart. Her glimpse of her guardian, the Duke of St. Easton—the path less traveled by—on Dublin’s shore still haunts her. Will he come after her? Will he drag her back to London, quelling her mission to rescue her treasure-seeking parents, or might he decide to throw caution to the wind and choose Foy Pour Devoir: “Faith for Duty,” the St. Easton motto. The Featherstone motto Valens et Volens: “Willing and Able” beats in her heart and thrums through her veins. She will find her parents and find their love, no matter the cost.

The powerful and wing-clipped Duke of St. Easton has never known the challenge that has become his life since hearing his ward’s name. Alexandria Featherstone will be the life of him or the death of him. Only time and God’s plan will reveal just how much this man can endure for the prize of love."

This second book of Jamie's trilogy was easily as good as her first.  I really enjoy her believable characters and rich descriptions throughout both books.  Both the Duke of St. Easton and Alexandria Featherstone are headstrong, independent, and far from perfect, but they seemed destined for each other.  Or do they?  I'm not telling, but I can tell you that Jamie takes the story from Ireland to Iceland, and the story takes a few twists and turns that you might not expect. 

Jamie's writing style is easy-to-read and enjoyable.  I only found one thing lacking--the rest of the story.  Now I'll be waiting patiently for the third book of the trilogy, mostly because I have no choice.  I think you'll enjoy this book, and the cliffhanger will definitely bring you back for Jamie's final installment in the series.

Don't Forget There's a Giveaway Too!

1.  To enter to win a copy of this book leave a comment here that you're interested.
2.  For another entry follow me here with Networked Blogs or subscribe to get my posts by e-mail and tell me in a separate comment.
3.  For 3 more entries share this post on Facebook, Twitter or your own blog and tell me in a separate comment.

A winner will be drawn randomly from all entries on April 27th.  Good luck to all who enter and Blessings!

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255; “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


Jennifer Southern said...

I would love to enter this contest! Looks like an interesting book! Thanks!

Jennifer Southern said...

I just followed you on Networked Blogs! I would have thought I had done that by now! ;-)

Jennifer Southern said...

I just shared about the contest on my facebook wall!

Roberta Peavey said...

I recently finished The Guardian Duke and can hardly wait to read The Forgiven Duke. So yes, I am VERY interested! ;-)
Shared on Facebook too. 8-) Kym Thorpe

copied over from unfortunately erased first post **RP

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