Jun 4, 2012

The Forgiven Duke by Jamie Carie

Tethered by her impulsive promise to marry Lord John Lemon - the path of least resistance - Alexandria Featherstone sets off toward Iceland in search of her parents with a leaden heart. A 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 yet 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 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.

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.

Visit the author's website at http://jamiecarie.com/

After reading the first book in this series, The Guardian Duke, I couldn't wait to find out what would happen with the Lady Alexandria and Gabriel, the Duke of Easton. Although they had never met, they had formed a friendship through their many letters.

Continuing their race across many continents, Alexandria again seems to stay just a step or two ahead of Gabriel and his small army who seem destined to rescue her. However, Gabriel soon finds himself taken captive and brutally mistreated.

When his captor tries to recruit Gabriel to help him find Alexandria, he doesn't have a choice but to go along with the plan. However, I was thrilled to realize that he had a second plan that would thwart the plans of his captor and his army.

Another absolutely delightful novel by a very talented author, and once again ... I can't wait for the next book in the Forgotten Castle series.

Disclosure: Ebook received through Net Galley courtesy of B&H Publishing Group, in exchange for my honest review.

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