Thursday, April 19, 2012

Try it Thursday & Review {Giveaway}

This week on
"Try it Thursday & Review {Giveaway}"
I'm happy to share with you a wonderful book called
The Forgiven Duke
by Jamie Carie
{It is the second book in the Forgotten Castle Series}

About the Book:

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.

In my opinion:

This was another wonderful book by Jamie Carie. I am enjoying the Forgotten Castle Series and look forward to reading the last book. If you haven't read The Guardian Duke, I suggest that you do. Do you remember my review? Check it out {HERE}. The Forgiven Duke was definitely a page turner and again Carie left me hanging on to each page. It was exciting to read the events unfolding. The series is about romance, mystery, forgiveness and determination. I know you will love these books so be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of this post.
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 home schooled 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 her head 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!”

The best part about this review is that there is also a GIVEAWAY.

How to enter the giveaway?
{Please leave your email address with one of your comments}


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Additional Entries

Check out Carie's blog and tell me another book that interests you.
Like the Forgotten Castle Series on facebook.
Order the Forgiven Duke on Amazon.
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This giveaway will go till April 26th and I will announce the winner on April 27th. This giveaway is open to anyone in the US and 18 and older.
Thank you and good luck.

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”



  1. I loved Jamie Carie's 1st book, The Guardian Duke, and can't wait to read her second in this series. I couldn't put the book down!!!!

  2. The first book in this series "The Guardian Duke" sounds GREAT! I am definitely interested. :)

  3. I follow you. sankat21 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  4. Oh, the book "The Duchess and the Dragon" looks really good. It's going on my 'to read' list.

  5. I like the Forgotten Castle Series on facebook.
    BTW, I love how Jamie has so much interaction with her books. I love all the little background stuff posted on her blog.

  6. Following your blog :)

  7. I checked out Carrie's blog and I'd love to read The Duchess and The Dragon :)

  8. Following on Twitter :)

  9. Liked the series on Facebook :)

  10. I would like to read The Duchess & the Dragon.

  11. Like the Forgotten Castle Series on FB
    Debbie Petts
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  12. Like Sweetly Made (Just for You) on FB
    Debbie Petts

  13. Follow Sweetly Made (Just for You) on twitter


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