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The Reluctant Duchess Review & Giveaway

the reluctant duchessA Riveting Edwardian Series Set among Britain’s High Society

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.

Brice Myerston, the Duke of Nottingham, has 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 Lady Rowena, who finds herself in a desperate situation. But when Rowena’s father tries to trap Brice into marrying his daughter, Brice makes a surprising decision.

Rowena wanted to escape the Highlands, but she’s reluctant to marry a notorious flirt. And when she learns that Brice is mixed up in 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.


The cover sold me on this book. I’ll admit I love a good cover. I knew when I saw this book that I wanted to read it. I was thrilled when Bethany House offered a copy in exchange for a review.

I’ve read Roseanna White‘s books before and believe she has a wonderful writers voice. It’s easy to read, plus her use of a Scottish accent for Rowena is charming. I loved her characters. Brice proved to be a strong hero, but he brings his own issues to the novel. Tension is weaved throughout the story which means you should plan for a few late reading  nights!

A curse leads the read through this intriguing story. A strange mix of superstition and faith. Roseanna did a wonderful job of weaving the mystery and suspense into this book. A perfect combination with a side of romance (which I love).

This book has something for everyone. You can buy your copy here: Amazon or B&N.



Answer the question below and you’ll be entered to win my copy of this book.

What do you think is the best quality in a heroine? 

Indepence, Humor, Quirkiness, or something else? What makes you love a character?

Contest ends: Monday, May 23rd

7 thoughts on “The Reluctant Duchess Review & Giveaway”

  1. Forgive me for not posting the winner before tonight. We are in the midst of end of the year school activities and life is crazy. Congratulations, Annette! You won my copy. I’ll be in touch soon.


  2. I read the first book in the series and loved it, especially Brice. I can’t wait to read his story. I think the quality I love most in a heroine is her genuine kindness. Thanks for the giveaway!


  3. Stacey This is the book you told me about. It sounds so good. Would love to read it and pass it on. I like the idea of the story line.


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