‘A Duke’s Promise’ by Jamie Carie and published by B&H publishers revisits the world of Alexandria Featherstone, in this third and final book in the Forgotten Castles series.
Here’s a quick summary of the series so far: Alexandria Featherstone (also known as Alex) has lived in an old castle on an island for most of her life. Her parents are famous treasure-hunters, who would leave Alex frequently with the housemaids and cook while they went on their searches. On the most recent hunt they were on, they never came back. Alex is certain that they are not dead, and sets out to find them. A duke, Gabriel, and Alex have been writing letters to each other ever since he found out that Alex was his ward. When she sets out to find her parents, Gabriel tries to follow her, but misses her at every turn. Once Alex discovers that he is following her, she tries to make it harder on him by telling people to tell him that she went in the opposite direction of that that she actually went in and such. Anyway, Alex agrees to marry a man named John because he will help her find her parents. Once he realizes that that’s the only reason she agreed to marry, he tries to make her his wife because he sees that she has fallen in love with Gabriel through their letters. Finally, Gabriel catches up to the two, John dies in an accident, and Alex and Gabriel marry. That’s where this book starts off. Because Alex’s parents were employed by the government to find the treasure, other governments are trying to stop them and also Alexandria. This puts her and Gabriel in grave danger at every turn, but they manage to escape for the most part. Then they take their honeymoon to where Alex’s parents were last spotted, and they are forced to trust in God and each other like never before.
Thank you to B&H publishers for letting me read and review this book.