Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Blog Tour: Grand Giveaway +ARC Review of the Forgiven Duke by Jamie Carie



The Forgiven Duke: A Forgotten Castles Novel by Jamie Carie
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: B&H Books (July 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1433673231
  • ISBN-13: 978-1433673238
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.

Here's the end of the blog tour, but don't worry guys, Alexandra and the duke's story doesn't end here, look out for the next in the series The Duke's Promise later this year...To Ms Jamie Carie..Thanks so much for the book and for this blog tour>>:D

Here's me review 2 months ago, I re-read the book, so I added new thoughts here..:D

Cover: Hmmph,.. I still wish I could see the face of the duke and his infamous panther-like green eyes. We're lucky to be given a glimpse on him on my interview with Jamie Carie of the cast of the series. See here. The cast looks cool.. and I could very well picture them.. especially Francisco Cura, he looks  just like what I thought the duke would be.

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. (Just an update, I have my ARC of the Duke's Promise just of today.>:D.. I'm gonna let you in with my thoughts after reading it./..:D

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 again! 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 (which is in my hands now), “The Duke’s Promise” which will be released September. And, oh, by the way, “The Forgiven Duke” would be released this July 1.

Great work Ms. Carie! Another Christian/Historical Romance…. Very Highly Recommended !!!

To see the whole tour, click here.


Do you want to read my review of The Guardian Duke. Just click and tell me what you think on both books.:D

And as promise, here's the giveaway..!!!!
What you can win:
A signed paperback of The Guardian Duke
A signed paperback of The Forgiven Duke
and a signed ARC of The Duke's Promise

Check out the other giveaways here: GIVEAWAYS

26 comments:

  1. would love to win. thanks for doing this.

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  2. Thank you for the giveaway! I would love the chance to read this! :)

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  3. I would love to win! Thanks!!!

    Katelynmwhitley@yahoo.com

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  4. I LOVE this series!!! Would love to win.

    thanks,
    ladettek[at]gmail[dot]com

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  5. Would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  6. I'd love to win! Thanks!

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  7. Thanks so much for the tour and giveaway! Would love to win! Great review! : )

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  8. Sounds like a great book! Would love to win!

    Battles2001@hotmail.com

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  9. These books all sound amazing!! I can't wait to start the series! julierupert@gmail.com

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  10. What a great giveaway, please enter me.
    I love the Regency era and enjoyed the first book in this series.

    arieljo12 @ hotmail dot com

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  11. I loved the first book and I can't wait to read this one!

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  12. New to me! thank you for sharing.

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  13. Thanks for the great giveaway. Whether or not I win, I look forward to reading this book!

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  14. Can't wait to get this series in my hands!

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  15. I love this era. Wouldn't want to live it though. I like my modern conveniences.

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  16. Thank you and what a lovely blog

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  17. The first two books were impossible to put down and I can't wait until the third one comes out!

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  18. I have read and reviewed books one and two. I am ready for book three; yes, please. Kathleen
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  19. I would love to win these amazing books!

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  20. Thanks for the awesomeness! Btw, is it open internationally?

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  21. This series sounds very entertaining. I look forward to reading it.

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  22. I love historical romance! Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  23. thank you so much for a great giveaway I am looking forward to reading this book it sounds great

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  24. Thanks so much all of you for joining..:D

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