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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Reluctant Duchess

The Reluctant Duchess is the second novel in Roseanna White's Ladies Of the Manor Trilogy. We first met Brice, the Duke of Nottingham in The Lost Heiress, book one. He now has possession of the Tiger eyes, a perfect pair of red diamonds. On a trip to his lands in Scotland he is maneuvered into marrying Rowena a Cheiftan's daughter. Rowena is a broken woman who was recently attacked by a young Lord who only wants her title.
The Reluctant Duchess is a tale of love and betrayal. I loved how Rowena is changed by the love of a good man. It shows how only G-d's love is perfect, and that we need to listen to that still, small voice. The plot moves along quickly and I really did not want to put it down. It was lovely visiting with Brook and Stafford once again. Anyone who loves Upstairs Downstairs or Downton Abbey will adore The Ladies of the Manor series.
I was given this book by Netgalley for review purposes, but all opinions are my own.