Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Rebecca Reviews ~ The Reluctant Duchess by Roseanna White

Published April 5th 2016 by Bethany House Publishers
 Lady Rowena Kinnaird may be the heiress to a Highland earldom, but she has never felt good enough—not for her father, not for the man she thought she’d marry, not for God. But after a shocking attack, she’s willing to be forever an outcast if it means escaping Loch Morar and the men who have jeopardized her life.

Brice Myerston, the Duke of Nottingham, has suddenly found himself in possession of a rare treasure his enemies are prepared to kill for. While Brice has never been one to shy away from manor-born ladies, the last thing he needs is the distraction of his neighbor, Lady Rowena, who finds herself in a desperate situation. But when the moody Earl of Lochabar tries to trap Brice into marrying Rowena, Brice finds he’s not as opposed to the idea as he expected to be.

Rowena wanted to escape the Highlands, but she’s reluctant to resort to marrying a notorious flirt just to gain his English home. And when she learns that Brice is mixed up in some kind of questionable business with a stolen treasure, she ’fears she’s about to end up directly in the path of everything she was trying to avoid.

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Rebecca's Review

"Who did she have, right now, to love her?" . . . . . If the truth were known, Scottish Highlander, Lady Rowena Kinnaird had never known love; overlooked by a brooding mother, mistreated by an over demanding father, and brutally attacked in the worst possible way by a man whom she once supposed to be her future; Rowena is further scandalized when her family coerces an engagement to an utter stranger, an Englishman, a notoriously flirtatious duke.

"Pay attention." "Protect her." "Listen." "Stay with her." Duke of Nottingham, Brice Myerston, is used to hearing the still, small voice of the Spirit advise his actions, but jeopardizing his family's future by joining his life with that of the lovely, traumatized Lady Kinnaird? Could he possibly protect her, while continuing to pursue his own endeavors; first and foremost maintaining custodial ownership of rare and precious jewels over which dark forces seem to reign supreme?

"The Reluctant Duchess" is a rare treasure in and of itself, filled with characters whose self-destructive agendas are painful to recount, flowing with gorgeous ambience and historical imagery, founded on deep, inspirational truths that lovers of any century can delightfully emulate; dripping with enough pulsating suspense to fuse every page into one collective masterpiece. Roseanna White's "Ladies of the Manor" series, if possible, just got better!

I was provided a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

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Rebecca is a graduate of Bryan College with a degree in Christian Education, and is currently serving at the First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Gastonia, North Carolina as the Director of Children's Ministry. With nearly 28 years of experience in her field, she has had many opportunities to use her love of reading and writing in creative ways across the generations. A wife, mother of four "nearly" grown children, and grandmother to four beautiful grandchildren, Rebecca has been able to return to her love of reading and more recently reviewing, with a renewed passion for the "beauty of story".


  1. Hi Anne.
    I'm just doing follow up to find out whether you received the e-book of Kissed By An Angel by Robyn Campbell?
    Thank you.
    Writer In Transit

  2. Hi Anne! What a beautiful cover for this book, I thought that was great.
    Sounds like a wonderful story too, the author is very accomplished! It always amazes me what kind of imagination and passion these authors must have to come up with such beautiful plots and twists.


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