Friday, July 6, 2012

Wonderful Wednesdays Review {The Forgiven Duke by Jamie Carie}

Thanks for taking the time to check out my
"Wonderful Wednesdays Review."
I was invited to join the Bookshelf Confessions Tour to promote

The Forgiven Duke
by Jamie Carie
{It is the second book in the Forgotten Castle Series}
The giveaway ends July 15 but the book tour ends July 31.
What does that mean for my readers???
Well, you get to read my review of this wonderful book and there is a giveaway.

About the Book:
{The release date was July 1, 2012}

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!”

Go check her out Jamie Carie on Facebook and her blog.
You may also order your copy today from Amazon or Barnes and Nobles.
Be sure to check out The Forgiven Duke on Goodreads and post your review.

One of my lucky readers will win:
A paperback copy of the Guardian Duke and The Forgiven Duke (Forgotten Castles #1, #2).
The giveaway is open to the US/CAN.

How to enter the giveaway?
{This is a Rafflecopter giveaway so please be patient}

“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. Hi Emilee..
    Thanks so much for your wonderful review and for taking part in the tour..:D
    Master tour:

  2. These books sound GREAT!!! I tried to follow Patricia Hickman's blog with GFC, but I cannot find the option on her blog. :(

  3. I would love to read theses books!


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