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. (~ back book cover)
The Forgiven Duke is the 2nd book in the "Forgotten Castles" trilogy written by Jamie Carie. The misadventures of Alexandria Featherstone did not cause me to smile as much as they did in The Guardian Duke, but there was still the excitement and tension that kept me glued to the pages. Alex's determination to search for her parents, no matter what or whom wants to stop her is as strong as ever. Gabriel's pursuit of his recalcitrant ward while battling the Prince Regent, Spaniards, his deafness, and growing love for Alexandria is a great example of perseverance against all odds. The nonstop action and the emotional entanglements make this a good read. It is faith-based with no foul language or explicit scenes, so it is suitable for any age group. Plus, I enjoy Regency-era books and think they are fun to read. This one also ends on a cliff-hanger, so I look forward to the opportunity to read the final book when it comes out.
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