Aug 4, 2012

A Duke's Promise by Jamie Carie

Award-winning writer Jamie Carie concludes her most epic storyline with a wonderful twist in A Duke's Promise, the final Forgotten Castles novel.

From the Land of Fire and Ice back to England's shores, Alexandria Featherstone finds herself the new Duchess of St. Easton. Her husband has promised a wedding trip to take them to the place where her imperiled parents were last seen -- Italy and the marble caves of Carrara -- but a powerful Italian duke plots against Alex and her treasure-hunting parents.

Hoping to save them, Alex and Gabriel travel to Italy by balloon. Fraught with danger on all sides and pressured by Gabriel's affliction to the breaking point, they must learn to work and fight together. The mysterious key is within their grasp, but they have yet to recognize it. This journey will require steadfast faith in God and each other -- a risk that will win them everything they want or lose them everything they have.

The Forgotten Castle Series by Jamie Carie is one of my favourites for the year. My test of a good book is finishing it and immediately looking for the sequel.  And now that I have read all three books, it makes me sad to think it's all over.

I loved the character Alexandria from the very first pages of the first novel. She was living a quiet life on a remote island in a ramshackle mansion, longing for her parents to finally come home after one of their treasure hunting ventures. She is sure that they have run into some trouble along the way, and takes it upon herself to find them and bring them back home.

The mysterious Duke of St. Easton is brought into her life, and before long into her heart. This final installment takes the young couple into even more danger and intrigue as they race across the continents to search for Alexandria's parents.

When Alexandria and her new hubby took a crazy dangerous balloon ride across the mountains in the very early days of balloon aviation, I was almost literally holding my breath until they finally got their feet back on the ground.

Treasure hunting, danger, kidnapping, passion and romance, and a good old fashioned story of faith and family are key elements in this fantastic series.  Check it out, you won't be disappointed!!

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

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