A Duke's Promise, Forgotten Castles Series #3
The Adventures Never Cease!
United and off on their honeymoon, Alex and Gabriel are determined to find AlexÃ¢ÂÂs missing parents. Following paths, taking risks, and facing dangers not thought of, the two find their quest daunting. Foes are ever near, but friends appear when hope is lost.
This is a fast moving story with vivid characters, surprising action, and well researched to fit the historical background.
Jamie has written a wonderful conclusion to her series, destined to be read by many dreamers, who seek adventure, discovery, and especially the journey!
January 24, 2013
A Book Worth Remembering
I found this a very enjoyable read. The story opens just before Alexandria and GabrielÃ¢ÂÂs wedding. I found it interesting some of the conversation between Alex and her attendant regarding the wedding night. But it plays into the storyline and a secret that Alex kept from Gabriel. I love the romance and the humor between Alex and Gabriel.
The storyline was different than anything IÃ¢ÂÂve read before. I enjoyed the adventure aspect of the story as Alex and Gabriel. The author did a great job as she told the story of weaving the characters thoughts and feelings. I enjoyed watching the development of faith in all the characters, but especially Gabriel as he dealt with his affliction.
I was a little surprised by the ending. Not what I expected, but thatÃ¢ÂÂs okay it was entertaining.
This is book 3 in a series and I didnÃ¢ÂÂt read the previous ones. I felt fairly comfortable with following the story, though I think I would have enjoyed it even more had I read the others. Still an enjoyable story and I would read more by this author.
I did receive this book from the publisher through www.netgalley.com however, IÃ¢ÂÂm only expected to give my honest opinion.
January 21, 2013
fun but I wish it'd been a bit different
In my review of The Forgiven Duke I mentioned that while book one could be considered YA, book two and also book three had scenes that were not PG. Or even PG-13 for that matter.
Forgiven Duke ends with the wedding of Alexandria and Gabriel. Duke's Promise opens with the wedding night and AlexandriaÃ¢ÂÂs worries about what will happen that night and what might have happened that one night she was drugged. ThereÃ¢ÂÂs plenty of affection.
And as with book two this final book in the series the adventure continues and the danger escalates. ItÃ¢ÂÂs not often that characters travel by balloon (only other one I can think of is WisdomÃ¢ÂÂs Kiss by Catherine Murdock) but Alex and Gabriel set off on quite the journey. I really enjoyed their travels and could imagine myself floating along with them and praying that lightning wouldnÃ¢ÂÂt strike.
The ending was rather strange and I wish the solution to the mystery had been a bit more fully explained. Especially since up until the end the story didnÃ¢ÂÂt seem too fantastical.
Overall Jamie Carie did an excellent job writing an action packed series that smoothly blends the charactersÃ¢ÂÂ spiritual journeys. Just wish the romance had been toned down a bit in the last two books.
Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher through NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
November 12, 2012
WONDERFUL CONCLUSION TO "FORGOTTEN CASTLES"SERIES.
A DUKE'S PROMISE by Jamie Carie is an wonderful historical romance set which begins in England and continues throughout France and Italy. It is book #3 in the "A Forgotten Castles" series,but can be read as a stand alone. See,"The Guardian Duke",and "The Forgiven Duke". Follow Alex and Gabriel on the conclusion of the "Forgotten Castles" as they navigate from England,to France and Italy on what is supposed to be their honeymoon,but where they actually search for her missing parents. It is fast paced,adventure filled,with twists and turns you will not see coming. While England,Spain,and France all want Alex's parents(treasure hunters) to discover what they believe to be a mass weapon of destruction,Alex and Gabriel must cross three countries,stay alive and out of harm's way as they try to save the "Featherstone's". This has been an exciting series. It has faith,romance,love,forgiveness,danger,passion,discovery,healing, finding peace and contentment. A must read for anyone who enjoys historical romance,France,Italy,discoveries,and treasure hunting. A true treasure! Ms. Carie pulls her readers into her stories with engaging characters and intriguing plots. "A Duke's Promise" is a wonderful conclusion to the fascinating and intriguing story of finding oneself,discovering true love,learning the true nature of one's parents. Received for an honest review from Net Galley and the publisher. Details can be found at the author's website,B & H Books,and My Book Addiction and More.
HEAT RATING: SWEET
REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviews
October 18, 2012