Sunday, 5 May 2013

The Forgiven Duke ~ Review

The Forgiven Duke (Forgotten Castles #2)
By Jamie Carie

Rating: 4.8

'I need you, my duke. I need you to believe with me and help me find them.'

The land of ice and fire is no place for a lady.

But Alexandria Featherstone is no ordinary lady. After her treasure-seeking parents' mysterious disappearance, Alexandria has personally taken on the task of searching for them - using her sleuth skills to detect subtle clues about their whereabouts and journeying to new places, from Ireland to Iceland. 

Yet the further she searches the more miserables she becomes as the trail grows colder. What if her parents really are dead? What if Alexandria's search is hopeless after all?

He was so close to finding her. But she slipped from his grasp yet again.

Gabriel - the Duke of St. Easton - cannot believe that Alexandria has managed to evade him once again. Worried that he will make her drop her search and return with him to London under his guardianship, Alexandria has boarded a ship to Iceland, with Lord John Lemon at her side. Determined to follow her to Iceland and aid in her search if he must, Gabriel throws himself into the task of uncovering what he can about Alexandria's parents...and the purpose of their secretive journey.

And what he uncovers not only emphasises the danger Lady and Lord Featherstone are in, but could also plunge their daughter into the middle of an all-out war between monarchies over something that, if found, could give the owner more power than they could ever imagine.

Foy Pour Devoir and Valens et Volens collide.

Foy Pour Devoir: “Faith for Duty,” the St. Easton motto. 

Valens et Volens: “Willing and Able,” the Featherstone motto. 

Which will Alexandria and Gabriel take on as they take on the journey of a lifetime? A journey for family, for adventure...for love.

He will not lose her. Not this time.

Gabriel will do whatever it takes to find Alexandria - and to understand the tangle of emotions locked away in his heart, the ones that arise each time he re-reads her letters, or hears her name. 

She will be the life or death of him. But he wouldn't have it any other way.

A tale of two souls and their fight to be with those they love - God's strength the wind in their sails.

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