Thursday, July 19, 2012

Forgiven Duke by Jamie Carie GIVEAWAY

The Forgiven Duke
Jamie Carie

The Forgiven Duke is the 2nd in the Forgotten Castles series by Jamie Carie. She left us with a desire for book 2 once we finished book 1 and I was so excited to be able to read an Advanced Reader Copy of this book for review. I wanted to see what happened with the Duke and his ward Alexandria. 
Letters travel between Alexandria and Gabriel, the Duke of St. Easton as she journeys to find her missing parents, who left on a treasure hunt, and haven’t been heard from in over a year. Gabriel doesn’t want her to go in search, seeing the danger in it, but Alex is determined to find her parents. She meets John Lemon who offers to help her and in his sincerity she agrees to become engaged to him. Her heart isn’t 100% there though and it may have something to do with the guardian who seeks to rescue her. 
Tormented by a loss of hearing, Gabriel continues his search of Alex, gets captured and thrown on a boat and ordered to find her for the Spaniards who are seeking the manuscript her parents may have. 
This book will keep you on your toes as you see Alex travel from country to country in search of her parents, noting God’s provision for her the entire way. She takes strength in seeing His hand upon her journey and prays for the Duke who has been estranged from God for a time. I love how Jamie Carie makes a central theme of God’s provision and love, constant and unconditional… much like we see the Duke of Easton becoming in his transformation. 
Excellent series, I love the castles and old London feel to the books!!

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 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!”

Win a Signed copy of Forgiven Duke!! Open to USA and Canada
July 16-29

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  1. I've never been to a castle. I'm intrigued by the history.


  2. Castles intrigue me because of their beauty and history. If you stop and think about all the battles that were fought or planned inside those gates, of how many love stories those walls were privy to, of how much blood and sorrow it's floors absorbed, and how many members of royalty walked those halls, it's enough to take your breath away.
    Abbi Hart

  3. castles intrigue me in the amount of history and lives lived throughout these centuries.. amazing stories i can only imagine with the details mostly missing b/c of time passed ..
    yes, i've been to Urquart Castle on Loch Ness in Scotland ! absolutely fascinating !
    TY for your review and offer ;)

  4. I have never been to a castle. I'm intrigued by their beauty and history. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  5. I have never been to a castle but the history and architecture intrigues me the most! Thanks for the giveaway!
    draoi7383 @

  6. I have been to a castle. It's the stories that have been told inside that intrigue me.

  7. I have never been to one, but I love the idea of history. The many secret passageways and ghosts that haunt the halls. I would love to see one.
    helldog3 at

  8. I would love to read the Forgotten Castles series!
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  9. Hi Melanie,

    Thanks so much for your wonderful review.. I've never been to a castle myself.. but would really loved to.>:D

  10. Melanie~
    Thank you for the chance to read about castles, love and the history included in the Forgotten Castle Series! I will travel to that place in time by reading this great story. I will get ready for the visit!
    Cyndee Thomas
    "Choosy Moms Choose Jesus"

  11. I'd love to win!

  12. Connie Bolick LeeJuly 28, 2012 at 9:22 PM

    I would like to read this book, thanks for the giveaway