Monday, May 9, 2011

Review: The Lost Duke of Wyndham by Julia Quinn

Synopsis: Jack Audley has been a highwayman.A soldier. And he has always been a rogue. What he is not, and never wanted to be, is a peer of the realm, responsible for an ancient heritage and the livelihood of hundreds. But when he is recognized as the long-lost son of the House of Wyndham, his carefree life is over. And if his birth proves to be legitimate, then he will find himself with the one title he never wanted: Duke of Wyndham.
Grace Eversleigh has spent the last five years toiling as the companion to the dowager Duchess of Wyndham. It is a thankless job, with very little break from the routine . . . until Jack Audley lands in her life, all rakish smiles and debonair charm. He is not a man who takes no for an answer, and when she is in his arms, she's not a woman who wants to say no. But if he is the true duke, then he is the one man she can never have . . . (from the back of the book)

Review: This is part of a dualogy with Quinn's Mr. Cavendish, I Presume. More accurately, it's the same story in both books, but this one focuses on Grace and Jack, while the other on Amelia and Thomas. I enjoyed the intertwining of the stories - see the same event from one of four PoV. Quinn did an excellent job. This is not at good at her Bevelstroke series, but it was in no way a poor story. Her characters are felt flat to me, after the Bevelstroke stories, but her dialogue and descriptions were just as witty and well-done. While not as good as her others, it was still a pleasing read and I enjoyed it.

Bookmarks: 7 of 10

Awards: None

Date Finished: 5-8-2011
Pages: 384

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