Deuteronomy 6:6-7

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. ~ Deuteronomy 6:6-7

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Forgiven Duke by Jamie Carie

About the Book:

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.

About the Author:

When she was six, Jamie’s parents met Jesus and soon after started a church. It changed everything.
Road trips with her dad—to and from Bible studies across Indiana—were filled with talks of things beyond earth’s bounds – creation and the fall, God and Jesus and the rapture, the earthly walk compared to the spiritual walk, and how we are born for more than what we can see or touch.
The highlight of those nights was stopping at a truck stop in the middle of the night where her dad would spend a little of the offering basket on two slices of pie and a couple of Cokes. Nothing ever felt so special as a middle of the night slice of pie with her dad. And nothing could stop the writing pouring out of her.
As Jamie’s relationship with God grew, she discovered her heart was filled with songs and poetry. During high school she wrote lyrics for her brother’s band. (And she sang them too!) After college, Jamie married, had two sons and decided to stay home with them. While she homeschooled she wrote skits, poems, plays and short stories for school and church.
When her eldest son turned five she dove into the world of novels. She’d read romance novels for years, but couldn’t relate to the flawless, saintly heroines in Christian romance novels. So she decided to write her own.

Snow Angel was born on a frosty night in an old farmhouse in Fishers, Indiana, where the cold floor gave plenty of motivation for the snow scene. Jamie loves to write late at night when the house is quiet and the darkness seems alive. Elizabeth and Noah had been playacting in herhead for a long time, so the story went fast.
Ten years later Snow Angel was published and won the ForeWord magazine Romance Book of the Year winner, was a National “Best Books 2007” Awards winner, and a 2008 RITA Awards® Best First Book finalist. It was the beginning of her dream career.

Jamie and her husband Tony have been married for twenty-one years and live in Indianapolis with their three sons and a giant of a dog named Leo.
If she could only say one thing to her readers it would be, “Live the dreams God has destined you for!”

I was so so so happy to have the opportunity to review what has become my FAVORITE series of late by author Jamie Carie. As you may have seen a short time ago, I also reviewed the first book in this series, The Guardian Duke.

I often think of my days spent in the Northeastern part of the U.K., with  a bit of nostalgia, and this series just feeds my daydreams as I picture some of my favorite parts of that lovely country. But I digress, so , to the delightful purpose of my post...this wonderful book!

I'm ordinarily not a huge mystery kind of girl, as it relates to reading categories, but the mix of characters, setting, and the romance of the book's era all worked together so beautifully for me that, just as it was with the first book, I simply found it difficult to put down. I could easily see how this story might be played out in a movie.

I could have cheered out loud upon reading about these memorable characters again. The Guardian Duke left us all in suspense as the Duke watched Alexandria Featherstone sail away with a man who was just too familiar for his liking. Great tension! It certainly whet my appetite for this next story.

The quest to find her parents continues for Alexandria Featherstone, this time taking her to distant Iceland and other exotic places,where she once again charms her way into the hearts of the people, and then follows her leads with a few more quirky characters.

Meanwhile, the Duke has plans of his own to find the lovely Featherstone, whom he has grown to love. She doesn't know that his intent is to join her in her journey, and help her. Having agreed to be the wife of the dashing Lord Lemon, she can't shake the constant doubts that plague her regarding that decision. Will she follow her heart and allow the Duke into her life?

Will their paths ever cross? Will Alexandria find her parents? So many questions, twists, oh I love it all! And I just can't spoil the story for you, because I think you'll be drawn in as well. I hope you'll check out the following links to get more information and get reading. It's just too bad that you'll have to wait so long until this next book becomes available....

But wait! One blessed reader will be selected to receive a FREE copy of this book. Yay! You probably know the drill by now, but I'll tell you anyway :)  You can...

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It's that easy! Giveaway goes now ( April 20, 2012)through Monday, April 30, 2012. I will notify the winner. Don't forget to leave me your address so I can contact you!


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1 comment:

  1. I loved the first book in this series and would love to WIN the second one!