April 4, 2016

The Reluctant Duchess

As I began reading the opening pages of The Reluctant Duchess, the latest novel by Roseanna M.White, I knew this tale would be just as riveting as The Lost Heiress was to read.  You will see some of the same characters in this next installment to the Ladies of the Manor series.  You know you will need to hang on for a wild ride!

At the beginning of this tale, you meet Lady Rowena Kinnaird, the current heiress to a Highland earldom.  Rowena is mistreated by many in her own family.  First, she has felt the lashes dealt by her father, Douglas Kinniard after her American-born mother dies; but then, she is harshly raped by none other than her third-cousin, Malcolm Kinnaird, the next in-line to become Earl!  Before you know it, Brice Myerston, the Duke of Nottingham, arrives on the scene. When Brice and Rowena find themselves in a compromising situation, they are suddenly heading down the aisle to become man and wife!

Wait and see if Rowena will discover a brand new and safe world when Bryce whisks her off to his home in England or if the darkness that has surrounded her world will follow her there.  It is interesting to see where Rowena and Brice end up at the end of this journey!

I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for my unbiased review.