The Forgiven Duke by Jamie Carie hits the shelves July 1, 2012. This is another chase of the Duke of St. Easton, Gabriel Ravenwood in search of his ward, Lady Alexandria Featherstone. This Duke is such a fascinating character. He can do anything, except hear.
As with the first book, I was caught int he web of Ms. Carie's storytelling. The action is fierce and funny. It reminds me a lot of Around the World in 80 Days. If you loved that, you will love this book.
Alexandra has gotten herself into a mess with Sir John Lemon. He wants to marry her for her money, and she has seen him for what he is. The Spaniards are after her, the Duke is trying to find her, and John is trying to marry her. What a mess she is in. It ends so well, except the Duke still cannot hear. Here's the picture of the cover and the blurb.
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.