Saturday, May 12, 2012

A Writer's Review of “The Forgiven Duke" by Jamie Carie

{My Review}

I was so happy to finally have the chance to read the second book in the Forgotten Castles Series by Jamie Carie. I knew The Forgiven Duke would end with some sort of cliffhanger just like the first book in the series and wanted the next book to be ready and waiting for when I came to the point of wanting (and needing) more.

I was not disappointed with this second book following Lady Alexandria Featherstone and her mysterious guardian, Duke of St. Easton—whom she’s only met once at a masquerade, although she’s formed a close relationship with him though their letters to one another. There are so many ups and downs in the overall plot of this series; I’d categorize the books as romantic adventure if there was such a genre. I still loved all of the characters from the first book and liked seeing the separate stories as St. Easton and Alex both suffered through many trials and tribulations until their story-lines are eventually melded into one.

Even though St. Easton and Alex only finally meet near the middle of this second book in the series, the reader is well aware of everything going on between them. And there are so many other well-developed characters scattered throughout the plot that whatever the situation and whatever the setting, it is interesting to read about.

This middle book ended perfectly, setting the reader up with everything they could want in an ending, while also setting up a whole new adventure (and problems) for the final installment, A Dukes Promise.

I haven’t begun the last book of the series, but I truly cannot wait to get into it. I received a complimentary and unedited
(it hasn’t quite been through the complete editing process yet) eBook version of this book by the publisher (for NetGalley) in order to give a review containing my honest opinion. 

I give Jamie Carie’s The Forgiven Duke 5 stars.

If you havent read The Guardian Duke yet, I also gave it 5 stars, and I wholeheartedly recommend reading it. The Forgiven Duke will be released July 1st and A Dukes Promise will be coming out sometime this fall.   

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