The Guardian Duke by Jamie Carie
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 God has planned for both of them.
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!”
I love to read. I love stories that are filled with adventure. I also love romance stories that are clean. So a book that combines a clean regency era romance with an adventure? It’s a total winner.
I loved the development of the main characters. I wanted to read and imagine their actual meeting. I loved how they fell in love through their letters. This particular storyline is one that is close to my heart, as my husband and I fell in love through our letters to each other 20 years ago.
The one thing I didn’t like was that the book was ended in a cliffhanger. I hate cliffhangers. I often refuse to read book series until all of them are available, just so I can read them immediately. What can I say? I like the instant gratification of reading cliffhanger books one after the other. I’m just that way. However, I am going to play along and wait oh so impatiently for the next book in this 3 book series. I simply must be there when the Duke and Lady Featherstone finally come together. There is no other alternative in my mind.
Now, if YOU would like to have this wonderful story in your hands and are willing to wait with me for the next installment in July, then do I have a giveaway for you! Just follow the directions below and you will be entered to win this wonderful book.
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