The Guardian Duke is award-winning novelist Jamie Carie's most exciting story yet, a uniquely arranged Regency-era romantic adventure where hero and heroine know each other through written letters but have yet to meet.
Gabriel, the Duke of St. Easton, is ordered by the King to take guardianship over Lady Alexandria Featherstone whose parents are presumed dead after failing to return from a high profile treasure hunt. But Alexandria ignores this royal reassignment, believing her parents are still alive and duly following clues that may lead to their whereabouts. Gabriel, pressured by what are actually the King's ulterior motives, pursues her across windswept England and the rolling green hills of Ireland but is always one step behind.
When they do meet, the search for earthly treasure will pale in comparison to what God has planned for both of them.
Title: The Guardian Duke
SubTitle: A Forgotten Castles Novel
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Pub Date: February 01, 2012
Jamie Carie is the author of Snow Angel, a ForeWord magazine Romance Book of the Year winner, USA Book News National "Best Books 2007" Awards winner, and 2008 RITA Awards® Best First Book finalist. Her third novel, Wind Dancer, was a 2010 Indiana State Library Best Books of Indiana finalist. She lives with her husband and three children in Indianapolis.
The Guardian Duke, book one in the brand new Forgotten Castle series, is an exciting race from one country to another. Young Alexandria Featherstone is positive that her parents are still alive, even though the King has declared them as dead. The King assigns Duke Gabriel as guardian of Alexandria and her family fortune.
Acquainted only through their letters, it doesn't take long for Alexandria and Gabriel to form a friendship that even they don't understand. Danger is coming at them from all sides, yet Alexandria is willing to risk everything to find out what happened to her parents. I loved how she always kept one step ahead of the Duke.
I actually groaned when I got to the last page of this book, and didn't want it to end yet. Some quick research tells me that book two in this series titled The Forgiven Duke is scheduled for release July 1st.
Trust me, I can't wait to get my hands on book two, and it gives me a little comfort just reading the title ... hmmmm ... The Forgiven Duke. Sigh ...
I highly recommend this one!!
Disclosure: Ebook received through Net Galley, courtesy of B&H Publishing Group, in exchange for my honest review.