The Guardian Duke Book #Review and #Giveaway

Don’t you just love the moments when you can curl up and settle in with a book? It was how I spent one weekend recently, reading The Guardian Duke. Set in London during August of 1818, it’s a historical novel that combines action, suspense and romance as the reader follows the search for lady Featherstones’ parents and the Duke’s pursuit!

The Guardian Duke by Jamie Carie

While, I have to admit, it was detail rich in the beginning, making it a little rough to get into, as the story unfolded it all came together. The details throughout the book will have you feeling as if you are a part of the book, visiting Alexandria’s castle, hearing the waves slapping against the rocky shore and the landscape that pulls you into the story.

The characters were rich in emotion from having faith that parents were alive to frustration on news of loss. There’s tension and suspense. All very believable.

It took me two and a half days to finish this book and it ended with such an incredible cliff hanger than I am anxious for the sequel, The Forgiven Duke, set to release this July.

About the Book:

The Guardian Duke is award-winning novelist Jamie Carie’s most exciting story yet, a uniquely arranged Regency-era romantic adventure where hero and heroine know each other through written letters but have yet to meet.

Gabriel, the Duke of St. Easton, is ordered by the King to take guardianship over Lady Alexandria Featherstone whose parents are presumed dead after failing to return from a high-profile treasure hunt. But Alexandria ignores this royal reassignment, believing her parents are still alive and duly following clues that may lead to their whereabouts.  Gabriel, pressured by what are actually the King’s ulterior motives, pursues her across windswept England and the rolling green hills of Ireland but is always one step behind.  When they do meet, the search for earthly treasure will pale in comparison to what Got has planned for them both.

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About the Author:

When she was six, Jamie’s parents met Jesus and soon after started a church. It changed everything. Road trips with her dad—to and from Bible studies across Indiana—were filled with talks of things beyond earth’s bounds – creation and the fall, God and Jesus and the rapture, the earthly walk compared to the spiritual walk, and how we are born for more than what we can see or touch.
The highlight of those nights was stopping at a truck stop in the middle of the night where her dad would spend a little of the offering basket on two slices of pie and a couple of Cokes. Nothing ever felt so special as a middle of the night slice of pie with her dad. And nothing could stop the writing pouring out of her.
As Jamie’s relationship with God grew, she discovered her heart was filled with songs and poetry. During high school she wrote lyrics for her brother’s band. (And she sang them too!) After college, Jamie married, had two sons and decided to stay home with them. While she homeschooled she wrote skits, poems, plays and short stories for school and church.
When her eldest son turned five she dove into the world of novels. She’d read romance novels for years, but couldn’t relate to the flawless, saintly heroines in Christian romance novels. So she decided to write her own.
Snow Angel was born on a frosty night in an old farmhouse in Fishers, Indiana, where the cold floor gave plenty of motivation for the snow scene. Jamie loves to write late at night when the house is quiet and the darkness seems alive. Elizabeth and Noah had been playacting in herhead for a long time, so the story went fast.
Ten years later Snow Angel was published and won the ForeWord magazine Romance Book of the Year winner, was a National “Best Books 2007” Awards winner, and a 2008 RITA Awards® Best First Book finalist. It was the beginning of her dream career.
Jamie and her husband Tony have been married for twenty-one years and live in Indianapolis with their three sons and a giant of a dog named Leo.
If she could only say one thing to her readers it would be, “Live the dreams God has destined you for!”

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  2. Debbie Ellis says

    I have had a great day, it is Spring Break here and all the kids are out of school, so we spend the day at Youngs Dairy feeding the goats and hitting baseballs & golf balls, and eating ice cream. Wonderful day.

  3. says

    Had a great play/craft date with friends and their little ones this morning – and then both of my kids took great naps! Couldn’t be better!

  4. Darcy Novak says

    Well i woke up at 7am to get my kids ready for school today. They had Spring Break last week so it was nice to be able to sleep in. Just a little tired this morning. But it will be a great day. When the boys get home from school were going to the beach. 🙂