The Forgiven Duke

The Forgiven Duke

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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. "show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 309 pages
  • 137.16 x 210.82 x 22.86mm | 317.51g
  • Broadman & Holman Publishers
  • Nashville, United States
  • English
  • 1433673231
  • 9781433673238
  • 1,001,164

About Jamie Carie

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(r) 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. "show more

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Straight away we continue on from where, The Guardian Duke left off. As we start to read, in the first few chapters we get brought back to speed with a little information to refresh our memory about the ending of the first book and where we left off. It's not too much information, just enough to get us back on track. Saying that, we hardly even realise it, so even if you are a reader that came straight from reading, The Guardian Duke you don't get overwhelmed with information you already know. Throughout the book the pacing is good at times, then sometimes the pace drops and picks back up again. This happens throughout the book, we get full on action and mystery and puzzles, then the next minute everything dies down quickly and in comparison to what we just experienced, nothing much happens. We mostly get this happening as we change perspectives from Alex to Gabriel. On one side it's action and mysteries, and on the other side it's calm and relaxing. Action returns to both sides however, as the two get closer to each other. There is continuous on-the-go action. We get more action from this book than the first, especially as the books "connect," this is the part where the plot thickens. When you look at the Forgiven Duke as a whole, you come to realise that the majority of the book is filled with action, then the end is all romance. Sigh worthy, swoon worthy romance. When Alex is with John (Lemon), she forgives him too easily and fails to see exactly who he is. Selfish and greedy, not to mention these $$ in his eyes, his "love" for her is fake and her leading him on and easily forgiving him also makes her a little selfish. Alex and Gabriel's constant battle with their own truths and exposing them to one another annoys me. No one is perfect and their struggles and battles are something that they both need to share and overcome together to be able to make their connection with each other stronger. Alex's affliction on who to choose throguhout the book makes me want to shake some sense into her about John. Yet she does learn her lesson with him. But with Gabriel, he had me at 'emerald green eyes' *sighs*. Alex as a character starts to take its toll on us, she gets annoying and, to be honest, blind to what's in front of her and exactly what she needs to do.show more
by Gina Scarcella
originally appeared on: <a href="http://bookshelfconfessions.blogspot.com/">Bookshelf Confessions</a> First of all, thanks so much to Ms. Carie for giving me this advanced reader's copy. I was really excited when I saw that my mailbox comes with the address from the author.. Thanks so much>>:D Cover: Hmmph,.. I wish I could really see the face of the duke and his infamous panther-like green eyes. Anyway, it was still wonderful. A wardrobe change with Alexandria..:D The Forgiven Duke is the second installment in the Forgetten Castle Series. I have actually read the first one, The Guardian Duke. I really loved the first book and clearly I was not disappointed with this one. It's not hard to delve into the story again, I still remember the charming and high-spirited Alex and the Duke who was falling in love with her through letters. Like the first one, Alex and Gabriel are not together yet for almost ¾ of the book. We're given an account in each of their adventures. Alex goes to find her parents, and the duke, well, Alex and his hearing are not his only problem anymore, the Spanish Throne was after him and even his own British soldiers. It is still an amazing thing how Ms. Carie can weaved a wonderful love story without really letting the characters meet, instead through their thoughts and feelings the readers got to know them and partake in the budding romance. The historical information was still tantamount. I loved reading the descriptions of Iceland and its natural beauty. The ships, Spanish and British Soldiers, the Icelandic, the tourist spots, they were all well-researched. I could clearly picture them in my mind.>:D Also, there are a lot of passages from the bible, which the characters get their strength from. Some were even sang by the duke! It all made me realize that even how worse you're going through at this moment, God would definitely lift you up when the time comes. And that you cannot direct your life, you have to follow God, cause in the end, you will still ask Him to guide you, and besides, following yourself leads to no good! A real-page turner, I read the book in one-sitting and have to sleep at 2:30 in the morning! Although the end wasn't as intense like the first one which is a certified cliff-hanger, the author leaves with an assurance that the next book would be even better. (There was a dialogue from the third book). The second book leaves off, with the reader wanting to know what would happen to Alex and the Duke's relationship. Would he find out what Alex was scared off? And would he accept her? Would they find what they're looking for? Together? The romance, funny scenes, faith, and the greater conspiracy behind Alex' missing parents was all in here. The detective part though is not that really complicated, but you'll find yourself enjoying the book all the way. I love this book so much, because actually there was a lot of action, soldiers fighting, lives lost, and love and beliefs being fought for! My second regency era Novel and definitely I will still read the last in the Forgotten Castle Series, "The Duke's Promise" which will be released September. I realized that all the titles have the word "Duke" on it, I was joking with my sister last night that we could call it "The Forgotten Duke Series" .. lol Great work Ms. Carie! Another Christian/Historical Romance.... Very Highly Recommended !!!show more
by avry15
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