Saturday, November 16, 2019

The Duke's Second Chance - My Review

This book, The Duke’s Second Chance, is the first book in Johnson’s Lords for the Sisters series.  Jen Geigle Johnson has written several books, that are mostly set in the Regency period, which is one of my favorite eras to read about.  Her newest book is no exception, because it starts with focusing on a Duke and a Duchess.  Each character in this story has a connection with one another—even if they are not immediately aware of how close their relationship might be.  It is also fun to note that the next book in this series will tell the story of the Duke’s closest friend. 

This story was a fun, quick read, and I enjoyed getting to learn about the lives of these characters.  The first few pages are quite sad, but that is why the story looks at the Duke’s choices and actions.  How will he respond to great strife?  And will he be able to make proper decisions regarding his son?  At first, the Duke is quite hasty in his movements, yet his swift boldness will lead him to where he needs to be.  

The pace of the book is quite quick, and there were times I had to read a paragraph over, in order to make sure I knew who was speaking to who.  The view of each character changes quite rapidly, and for the reader, this can be a bit confusing at times.  If the formatting of the book was a bit different, I think the story would have been a bit easier to follow.  However, this does not change the main purpose, and that is this was an interesting story to tell.  

There are few surprises and twists within the book, which makes for a great read.  It is also nice to see the upper and lower classes communicating with each other—reminds me of Downton Abbey.  If you enjoy period pieces, you will love this story.  Also, make sure you check out other books written by Jen Geigle Johnson—I recommend Tabitha’sFolly.  Happy reading friends! 

This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to Singing Librarian Books for my copy.

Second chances often come from surprising places. Will the Duke find another chance at love when everything seems to be combining against him?

Gerald feels as though he’s lost everything when his wife takes her last breath.

Amelia’s world turns upside down when the Duke of Granbury steps into her tea shop and leaves with her heart.

But when a secret from Amelia’s past unveils possibilities, will the duke get a second chance at love from an unexpected source?

Buy this first book in a Regency romance series for a taste of deep loyal friendship, beautiful second chances, and the path to heal a heart.

Jen Geigle Johnson once greeted an ancient turtle under the water by grabbing her fin. Other vital things to know: the sound a water-ski makes on glassy water and how to fall down steep moguls with grace. No mountain is too steep for her to climb, yet. During a study break date in college, she sat on top of a jeep's roll bars up in the mountains and fell in love. She discovered her passion for England while kayaking on the Thames near London as a young teenager.

Now an award-winning author and mother of six, she loves to share bits of history that might otherwise be forgotten. Whether in Regency England, the French Revolution, or Colonial America, her romance novels are much like life is supposed to be: full of adventure. She is a member of the RWA, the SCBWI, and LDStorymakers. She is also the chair of the Lonestar.Ink writing conference.

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