The Forgiven Duke Book Review & Giveaway


Tethered by her impulsive promise to marry Lord John Lemon—the path of least resistance—Alexandria Featherstone sets off from Ireland to Iceland in search of her parents with a leaden heart. Her 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 and 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 of him 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.

I recently read the second book in the Forgotton Castles series, The Forgiven Duke, written by Jamie Carie.  I was excited to read this second novel as I really enjoyed the first, titled-  The Guardian Duke.  When I start a series I really like to finish it, especially if I enjoyed the first book.  These stories are an inspirational, romantic, suspense type- that I enjoy to read.  In the first book the two lead characters do not meet, but exchange letters.  In this book they meet and fall in love, but the story isn’t over.  This series is about more than just the romance between the two lead characters.  It is also about her quest to find her parents, who are in trouble while on a treasure hunt.

I love that this series is about more than the love life of the main characters.  It really gives the series depth and meaning by adding additional elements to the story.  I also like that these books are have religious connotation.  I must admit, I am anxiously waiting the final book in this series to find out if they find her parents before it is too late!

The Forgiven Duke will be available for sell this July.

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This review was written by Melissa for The Mama Report.

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  1. I love historical romances!! Thanks for the great giveaway

  2. DARLA KIDDER says

    Christian values.

  3. The history aspect interests me!

  4. This is the second TFD giveaway I have joined but I didn’t win at first…

  5. I love historical Christian fiction as well as the adventure in this series! I actually already read this one and am trying to win it for my mom. I have it as an advance-reader copy on my kindle, so I can’t lend it to her. I LOVED this one! Great review! Thanks for the giveaway! Megan S.

  6. Debra Hall says

    the fact that it takes place in a historical time

  7. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says

    I love time period books
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  8. I love historical books.

  9. it takes place in a historical time

  10. Amanda R. says

    I like to read historical books.

  11. Diane Sallans says

    I love historical romances, especially in a series. And I’m curious to read if they travel to Iceland.

  12. The historical fiction aspect is very interesting but I’m really anxious to find out how they finally catch up with one another. That first book ended on such a cliff hanger.

  13. I am DYING to read this book because Jamie Carie is a little brat and left me hanging on book one, so please enter me. Historicals are my FAVES to read, ESPECIALLY by this author!


  14. I like that it is historical it seems like a book I will enjoy

  15. The inspirational attitude – it doesn’t sound like it is just a gratuitous sex kind of romance.

  16. April Alvey says

    Ive Always Been Into Historical Books And This One IS Right Up My Ally.

  17. Sue Hull says

    I love a good mystery and the mention of God is important too. I’m going to have to get the first one. Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. I loved the first book and the historical and travel aspects also draw me in!

  19. I like historical novels – thanks!

  20. I love historical romances, especially ones that are “love inspired”.

  21. christal c says

    The 0promise to marry

  22. Love that its inspirational, romantic and suspenseful. Sounds like a great read.

  23. Charlotte Padgett says

    With romance and mystery and inspiration all in one, who wouldn’t want to read this?

  24. Christy Anderson says

    I romance/love story aspect.

  25. Theresa N says

    I love it’s a historical romance.

  26. susan varney says

    i love romance novels set in days of long ago the lives of these people was so different and much more interesting than the 9 to 5 life i live

  27. I love the time and genre.

  28. Christine says

    I like that it is historical.
    Thanks for the chance!

  29. Sabine Blanch says

    Love to read, this sounds like a good story.

  30. ashley dominguez says

    I love historical romance books

  31. Dario Moniz says

    i like the suspense i love mystery novels

  32. Angela Winesburg says

    The history aspect

  33. Kat Riley says

    It looks like a suspenseful and romantic book to lose oneself in for a little while – I need that right now.

  34. april yedinak says

    I like that it is a historical romance- a clean historical romance, because while I like romantic stories I can do without all the raunchy stuff!

  35. Mary Calabrese says

    I’m really into historical romances right now.

  36. I love historica books and I am interested in how ettiquete plays a part

  37. Christal says

    I love how it has a decent plot

  38. I am a sucker for romance and period dramas.

  39. kelly tillotson says

    my favorite is the historical aspect of it. i enjoy this time period

  40. I like period books.

  41. mamabunny13 says

    I love historical romances.

  42. Jeni Monroe says

    I love romances of any kind.

  43. Kendra Warstler says

    I’m a huge history buff!

  44. I like the romance and quest for parents.

  45. Daniel M says

    historical stories in another country/land

  46. Jessica Hays says

    I love the christian values in the book!

    jessicaahays at hotmail dot com

  47. Ed Nemmers says

    I like the name Alexandria Featherstone!

  48. melina r says

    the historical part of the book is intresting

  49. Ann Council says

    I like historical novels.


    T historical and christian aspects

  51. love books with both histry and romance

  52. Brenda Elsner says

    The historical aspect of the book.

  53. Natasha Tucker says

    I love romantic stories that are set back in history! 🙂

  54. I like that it’s about more than just the love story.

  55. shirley zolenski says

    I love the time it is set in.

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