The Forgiven Duke

The Forgiven Duke

by Jamie Carie
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The Forgiven Duke: A Forgotten Castles Novel 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i loved the first book but read this and was shocked. it stunk! alex's choices made me not like her at all and their relationship ended up making you think it was forced. do not read if you like clean christian books with romantic pure relationships.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
THE FORGIVEN DUKE by Jamie Carie is another interesting christian historical romance set in Regency England and Iceland. This is book 2 in “A Forgotten Castles” novel,but can be read as a stand alone,although,I would recommend reading “The Guardian Duke” first in order to get the feel for the characters and their plight. This is a powerful story of faith,trust,a struggle to find one’s parents,and find happiness. While,Alexandria Featherstone continues her search for her parents,Gabrielle,the Duke of Easton,continues his search for her. Enter another character who wishes Lady Alexandria for himself,Lord John Lemon.Gabrielle, must bare unthinkable torture,crudity,and his desire to love Alexandria all while fighting his blindness. Gabrielle finds himself a pawn between Kings,as they search for a missing piece of antiquity.Gabrielle will do whatever it takes to keep Lady Alexandria safe from harm. With secrets,deception,torture,friends,adventure,danger,and a budding romance, readers will not go wrong by reading “The Forgiven Duke”. BE WARNED: AGAIN YOU WILL FIND A CLIFFHANGER. Received for an honest review from Net Galley and the publisher. Details can be found at B&K Books,and My Book Addiction and More. RATING:4.5 HEAT RATING: SWEET REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More
LoraineN More than 1 year ago
Even though this part of Alexandria and her guardian’s story was like being on a roller coaster ride, I found myself wishing that their time apart wasn’t so stretched out. I was happy that there was a satisfying conclusion to this portion of their story though. 3 1/2 stars - Full review at my website.
Freddikb More than 1 year ago
Lady Alexandria Featherstone is on the trail to finding her parents, treasure hunters who have gone missing. Although the prince regent has demanded that she return to London to her Guardian’s home she ignores his orders and follows the latest clue to Iceland. As her ship sails away from the dock she glimpses her guardian, Gabriel, the Duke of St. Easton, on the shore. Will he continue his pursuit and bring her back to London or give up his chase? Will Alexandria’s determination to find her parents pay off and will she finally find the answers she seeks, what happened to them? Or have they disappeared for good? The Forgiven Duke picks up right where The Guardian Duke left off, which I was very happy about (To read more about my thoughts on that book check out my review on it). Alex is still determined as ever to do whatever necessary to find her parents. The journey through Iceland is filled with dangers, from the climate as well as the people she meets. Who can she really trust? While reading this book I couldn’t but wonder, with some of the choices Alex makes, how far would a person go to find the people they love? What steps are we willing to take? Alex has hard decisions to make and none are to be made lightly. Gabriel is still struggling with his trials and is this book he has more to fight against. I appreciate how Jamie Carie portrays her characters as true people. Ones who face trials, ones who make mistakes. This helps me to see them as real. I was caught up in the story as much as I was with the first book and am looking forward to reading Book Three, the conclusion to the story. And if you are curious, there is a cliff hanger, Jamie Carie is good at writing those, but it is not as much of one as The Guardian Duke has. Even though parts of the mystery have yet to be solved, some of it has been. I am excited to know how the mysteries will all be solved. *I received this book free from B&H Books in exchange for my honest review. The thoughts I have expressed are entirely my own.*
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
The Forgiven Duke was a very enjoyable story. When I began reading this book, I soon realized that it was book two in a series. I generally try to start from the beginning when I read a series, but occasionally end up in a situation where I have not read a previous book. The author did a good job of catching me up and I followed along just fine in this story. I really felt invested in these characters. Both Alexandria and Gabriel made decisions based on trying to control their situations. This is a very common, human thing to try to do. Much of the book follows Alexandria and the journey she goes on after making a decision based on fear, rather than trusting and waiting for God’s guidance in her life. Her dealings with Lord John, as a result of her impetuous decision, add great tension to Alexandria’s situation. Gabriel also seems inclined to try to control things. I gather that in the first book he did this even more. But, the need to try to take charge of a situation still guides many of his decisions. I felt for him and the challenges he faced. Both characters grow a lot in this story. I felt for both of them in the trials they faced and was amazed at all they both had to go through. The middle of the story did drag a bit for me, but after a short while the pace picked up again. The end of the book is not a cliff hanger, but it does leave a few things open that will need to be resolved in book three. I am looking forward to reading it, too. I received a complimentary copy of this book from B&H Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
The Forgiven Duke was a very enjoyable story. When I began reading this book, I soon realized that it was book two in a series. I generally try to start from the beginning when I read a series, but occasionally end up in a situation where I have not read a previous book. The author did a good job of catching me up and I followed along just fine in this story. I really felt invested in these characters. Both Alexandria and Gabriel made decisions based on trying to control their situations. This is a very common, human thing to try to do. Much of the book follows Alexandria and the journey she goes on after making a decision based on fear, rather than trusting and waiting for God’s guidance in her life. Her dealings with Lord John, as a result of her impetuous decision, add great tension to Alexandria’s situation. Gabriel also seems inclined to try to control things. I gather that in the first book he did this even more. But, the need to try to take charge of a situation still guides many of his decisions. I felt for him and the challenges he faced. Both characters grow a lot in this story. I felt for both of them in the trials they faced and was amazed at all they both had to go through. The middle of the story did drag a bit for me, but after a short while the pace picked up again. The end of the book is not a cliff hanger, but it does leave a few things open that will need to be resolved in book three. I am looking forward to reading it, too. I received a complimentary copy of this book from B&H Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.
JCMorrows More than 1 year ago
One more reason I LOVE Inspirational fiction! WOW! 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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really did not like the second book at all. Alex was a brat with her bad choices, and leading on John Lemon. I hated all that happened to the Duke -- there was too much terrible stuff that i actually skipped ahead. I could not read it. I do not understand or believe that the Duke loved Alex after all the deceipt and trouble she caused. There was no depth or character development to make any of this remotely believable -- including the constant hard push of evangelization. I do not recommend this book or series. Save your money.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the journey of alexadria and gabriel
Apassion4pages More than 1 year ago
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.
Bookshelf_Confessions More than 1 year ago
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 !!!
TheReadersCove More than 1 year ago
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.
weatherlover1 More than 1 year ago
. 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.
BurgandyIce More than 1 year ago
*sigh* This book is even better than The Guardian Duke. There is all the adventure of traveling fearlessly through Iceland on horseback, being kidnapped and incarcerated by the Spanish Inquisition with all the political pomp and circumstance of the early 1800’s. I love the royal fight over the missing manuscript coated thickly with pretentious good manners. I love how Gabriel knows the game and plays along, biding his time for his own ends. And I love how Alex manages obliviously on her goodwill. There are too many gorgeous outfits. There's the fur-lined robes and coats for traveling through the cold, dark winter of the far north. Alex’s wardrobe in London is so beautiful, so fun. The setting is all very intricate including the horrible ships and the seasickness that Gabriel survives by chewing on ginger root. The author continues flitting through danger and adventure and love like a butterfly, barely dippin’ our delicate toes in grit. Serious subjects, even, are mentioned and endured, tears shed, and then life flits onward with so much hope and forgiveness that I shake my head and laugh. Not that I didn’t cry. Last night caught me under my covers reading by low Nook light tears dampening my pillow and making my eyes all puffy this morning. The romantic tension between the characters… between Alex and John and then Alex and Gabriel (in something that could never be called a Love Triangle) is absolutely exquisite. It is butterfly-innocent and so well developed that I didn’t doubt the motives or actions of any of the players. I especially appreciated how Alex’s choices led to costly consequences. Just because she is innocent and well-meaning, doesn’t mean she has a get-out-of-jail free card. Alex grows into a woman. I am watching with great concern on the sidelines because she is so alone. Her innocence has endeared her to everyone around her, but it’s also a volcano brewing, ready to cause all kinds of irreparable damage. Gabriel changes, too. He grows more accustomed to his “affliction” and is a better person for it, by a lot. Then he suffers more, too… first with his circumstances and then with his own soul. I could have throttled him for being so stubborn. Alex, however, appreciates the same characteristic in him. He still reminds me of Mr. Rochester… like maybe years after the ending of Jane Eyre when the two figured out how to work together and took on challenges together, or something. Does Alex remind me of Jane?! Yes… and no. The two would agree on their morals, at least. There is a lot of praying and Scripture in this book, more than in the first. I loved it. The prayers are so close to what I would say. The questions they ask God are so perfect, down to “Why?!” I was pulled out of the book when Gabriel repeated a verse to himself in the King James – not that it wasn’t appropriate, but it was hard to pronounce all the “Th’s” even in my head. Lol. There were some phrases that pulled me out, too, as in “the ton”. It's correct for the time period, but uncomfortable to read very often. As for the pace, it started slowly for me, as the two were drawn apart impossibly far and then further, yet. The adventures just hopped from one to another in a happy, endless sort of way that made me feel sleepy. Lol. That was before the tension kicked in and I couldn’t put it down! My Rating: 4 - Good book!! I cannot wait to read the third in this trilogy coming out in the fall. I am completely absorbed in Gabriel & Alex's life!!
kattanderson More than 1 year ago
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.