The Forgiven Duke: A Forgotten Castles Novel

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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 ...

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433673238
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/1/2012
  • Series: Forgotten Castles , #2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 963,417
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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  • Posted June 19, 2014

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    One more reason I LOVE Inspirational fiction! WOW! Forgive me

    One more reason I LOVE Inspirational fiction!


    Forgive me for this but I hope they NEVER make this into a movie because they’ll just ruin it. The story is absolutely perfect as it is. I can not think of one thing I would change about it – even though I now have to move on to another book to continue the story…

    Actually I’m quite happy about that because it means the adventure has not yet come to a close and that  would be tragic indeed.

    The 2nd book in Jamie Carie’s Forgotten Castles series – “A Forgiven Duke” - is just as remarkable as the 1st.

    The highly unpredictable adventure of Lady Alexandria Featherstone continues with Duke Gabriel hot on her trail - or so it seems… I won’t spoil it for you. Just read it!

    The tone of this second book is a bit more serious but Jamie Carie still finds room for hilarity and the typical missteps of her delightful characters.

    Be careful though – you just might find yourself sitting up at all hours, because the book is just as difficult as the first, when it comes to putting it down.

    Jamie Carie is an exceptionally talented author, carrying us along on this wild adventure. She is quite skilled at revealing snippets of what lies beneath the exterior of characters who give the appearance of being absolutely uncomplicated on the surface. And her skill certainly does not end there. The depth with which she describes the scenes around our characters are so vivid, you can almost hear hoof beats all around you.

    Don’t miss this book!

    And don’t worry if you read them out of order. Personally I always like to read a series in order but every now and then, it simply can not be done. Of course, you won’t want to miss the first book: The Guardian Duke  but this book is written so well that you can easily read it out of order if you must.

    And thank you to B&H Books for providing me with a review copy!

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  • Posted October 10, 2012

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    A Delightfully Addicting Series!

    I was so happy to finally have the chance to read the second book in the Forgotten Castles Series by Jamie Carie. I knew The Forgiven Duke would end with some sort of cliffhanger just like the first book in the series and wanted the next book to be ready and waiting for when I came to the point of wanting (and needing) more.

    I was not disappointed with this second book following Lady Alexandria Featherstone and her mysterious guardian, Duke of St. Easton—whom she’s only met once at a masquerade, although she’s formed a close relationship with him though their letters to one another. There are so many ups and downs in the overall plot of this series; I’d categorize the books as romantic adventure if there was such a genre. I still loved all of the characters from the first book and liked seeing the separate stories as St. Easton and Alex both suffered through many trials and tribulations until their story-lines are eventually melded into one.

    Even though St. Easton and Alex only finally meet near the middle of this second book in the series, the reader is well aware of everything going on between them. And there are so many other well-developed characters scattered throughout the plot that whatever the situation and whatever the setting, it is interesting to read about.

    This “middle” book ended perfectly, setting the reader up with everything they could want in an ending, while also setting up a whole new adventure (and problems) for the final installment, A Duke’s Promise.

    I haven’t begun the last book of the series, but I truly cannot wait to get into it. I received a complimentary and unedited (it hasn’t quite been through the complete editing process yet) eBook version of this book by the publisher (for NetGalley) in order to give a review containing my honest opinion.

    I give Jamie Carie’s The Forgiven Duke 5 stars.

    If you haven’t read The Guardian Duke yet, I also gave it 5 stars, and I wholeheartedly recommend reading it. The Forgiven Duke will be released July 1st and A Duke’s Promise will be coming out sometime this fall.

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  • Posted August 13, 2012

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    A real-page turner, I read the book in one-sitting and have to s

    A real-page turner, I read the book in one-sitting and have to sleep at 2:30 in the morning!

    originally appeared on: Bookshelf Confessions

    First of all, thanks so much to Ms. Carie for giving me this advanced reader’s copy. I was really excited when I saw that my mailbox comes with the address from the author.. Thanks so much>>:D

    Cover: Hmmph,.. I wish I could really see the face of the duke and his infamous panther-like green eyes. Anyway, it was still wonderful. A wardrobe change with Alexandria..:D

    The Forgiven Duke is the second installment in the Forgetten Castle Series. I have actually read the first one, The Guardian Duke. I really loved the first book and clearly I was not disappointed with this one.

    It’s not hard to delve into the story again, I still remember the charming and high-spirited Alex and the Duke who was falling in love with her through letters. Like the first one, Alex and Gabriel are not together yet for almost ¾ of the book. We’re given an account in each of their adventures. Alex goes to find her parents, and the duke, well, Alex and his hearing are not his only problem anymore, the Spanish Throne was after him and even his own British soldiers.

    It is still an amazing thing how Ms. Carie can weaved a wonderful love story without really letting the characters meet, instead through their thoughts and feelings the readers got to know them and partake in the budding romance.

    The historical information was still tantamount. I loved reading the descriptions of Iceland and its natural beauty. The ships, Spanish and British Soldiers, the Icelandic, the tourist spots, they were all well-researched. I could clearly picture them in my mind.>:D

    Also, there are a lot of passages from the bible, which the characters get their strength from. Some were even sang by the duke! It all made me realize that even how worse you’re going through at this moment, God would definitely lift you up when the time comes. And that you cannot direct your life, you have to follow God, cause in the end, you will still ask Him to guide you, and besides, following yourself leads to no good!

    A real-page turner, I read the book in one-sitting and have to sleep at 2:30 in the morning! Although the end wasn’t as intense like the first one which is a certified cliff-hanger, the author leaves with an assurance that the next book would be even better. (There was a dialogue from the third book). The second book leaves off, with the reader wanting to know what would happen to Alex and the Duke’s relationship. Would he find out what Alex was scared off? And would he accept her? Would they find what they’re looking for? Together?

    The romance, funny scenes, faith, and the greater conspiracy behind Alex’ missing parents was all in here. The detective part though is not that really complicated, but you’ll find yourself enjoying the book all the way. I love this book so much, because actually there was a lot of action, soldiers fighting, lives lost, and love and beliefs being fought for!

    My second regency era Novel and definitely I will still read the last in the Forgotten Castle Series, “The Duke’s Promise” which will be released September. I realized that all the titles have the word “Duke” on it, I was joking with my sister last night that we could call it “The Forgotten Duke Series” .. lol

    Great work Ms. Carie! Another Christian/Historical Romance…. Very Highly Recommended !!!

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  • Posted August 4, 2012

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    Adventure at its finest!

    The second book in her series, Jamie continues Alexandria Featherstone’s determination to find her parents. The struggles that face her and The Duke of Easton seem impossible to overcome. Alex suffers at the hands of those who want her parent’s knowledge and the missing manuscript pages. Will they stop at nothing? Threats come from surprising places. But with a growing faith the Duke is committed to her rescue, even if it means putting his life in grave danger. Love knows no fear.

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  • Posted July 24, 2012

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    The adventure continues!


    Book two starts off right where book one stopped. Alex is on a ship with her fiancé John and the Duke just misses catching up with her. While Alex heads to Iceland in search of her parents with John the Duke plays detective to figure out where she is heading. Just as he is about to head to Iceland to find her he is detained and sent back to England where he must answer as to why he does not have Alex yet. Just as he sorts things out he is kidnapped and taken to Spain. Finally after that ordeal he heads to Iceland to finally find Alex and bring her home.

    While all that is going on Alex is searching Iceland with John for her parents. She finds just enough clues to keep going. While she is searching she also starts to evaluate her feeling for John and wonders if she can actually marry John when her heart is secretly falling for the Duke. The climate of this book comes to a head in Iceland and I will let you read this book for yourself to see how it all turns out!

    Book one left us with a cliff hanger and I was excited to read book two to see how things worked out would Alex and the Duke finally meet? This book did not disappoint. I was swept away into this adventure from page one!

    What I liked: This book was interesting all the way though. Right from page one the story line grabbed my interest and before I knew it I was turning the last page. I admit to being a little worried that having three books covering the same story line might seem like over kill I was pleasantly surprised to find that was not the case. The story line continues to evolve in book two. In book one we got to know the characters and why Alex went after her parents. In this book we are still searching for them but the added story line has to do with what her parents where searching for. Really a whole new story starts to immerge with in the original and its so well written it flows together smoothly.

    What I did not like: I admit the fact that the Duke is still deaf and how it fits(or is going to fit) into the storyline is kind of a mystery to me. Maybe book 3 is going to develop on this a little more.

    Over all I really liked this book. I have found that when it comes to series that the middle book can be a stepping stone where you just want to get through it to the final book. Not with this one though. The added storyline about what Alex’s parents are searching for made it really good yet kept the over all suspense of Alex and the Duke finally meeting. Now I am very excited to see where the third book goes and how the storyline is going to come together and finish.

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  • Posted June 20, 2012

    Fast and Furious

    The Forgiven Duke by Jamie Carie hits the shelves July 1, 2012. This is another chase of the Duke of St. Easton, Gabriel Ravenwood in search of his ward, Lady Alexandria Featherstone. This Duke is such a fascinating character. He can do anything, except hear.

    As with the first book, I was caught int he web of Ms. Carie's storytelling. The action is fierce and funny. It reminds me a lot of Around the World in 80 Days. If you loved that, you will love this book.

    Alexandra has gotten herself into a mess with Sir John Lemon. He wants to marry her for her money, and she has seen him for what he is. The Spaniards are after her, the Duke is trying to find her, and John is trying to marry her. What a mess she is in. It ends so well, except the Duke still cannot hear.

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