Sunday, October 16, 2016

Review: The Duchess Inheritance by C.K. Brooke

Title: The Duchess Inheritance
Author: C.K. Brooke
Genre/Age: Fantasy Romance/YA
Series: Jordinia Series (Book Two)
Publisher: 48fourteen
Format: ebook via Author
Rating: ✺✺✺
SynopsisHer inheritance awaits...but is it what she expects? 

Dainy Ducelle possesses only one clue to her hidden inheritance. Accompanied by her loyal companions - Mac, Jon and Bos - the young woman embarks upon another riveting quest, braving pirates, desert thieves and mountain gales through the exotic nations of the Great Continent to seek her royal fortune. 

But when her unusual treasure is finally uncovered, the former duchess gains the sudden potential to become a future empress. Thus ensues the battle to reclaim Jordinia in C.K. Brooke's gripping sequel to The Duchess Quest (Jordinia: Book 1). 

Wrought with harrowing adventure and deepening romance, war is waged while love is lost and found in this epic conclusion to the tale of Jordinia.

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for honest review.** 

The Duchess is going on an adventure!

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At the end of The Duchess Quest, our characters have decided that their journey is not quite over. As the title suggests, there is an inheritance to recover. So this book begins with our duchess making plans to sail across the sea and unlock the gift left by her deceased parents, even though she has no idea what that prize might be.

Dainy has found the man she wants to marry. Sure, her love has yet to propose to her, but Dainy is determined to be with Jon. Unfortunately, her own jealousy, other suitors, and even her brother are proving to make things difficult for the couple. Their love for each other is tested in this book, in more ways than one.

Things were going great for Bos and his lady, Selu. That is, until a man from her past returns from the dead and puts a wedge between the happy couple. Their relationship becomes a seemingly impossible pursuit with a splash of deceit and betrayal added to the mix.

Macmillan finally decides that it's time to find a love of his own. His first attempt doesn't exactly pan out for him, but eventually fate leads him to a fair maiden who may just be the perfect match for our Mac. It's just too bad that he lets her slip away from their first meeting without even learning her name...

And my Jon... Poor, poor Jon. My heart broke for this guy, who was definitely my favorite character in the first book. He is really put through the ringer, here. And by the end of the story, I wanted to scoop him up and hold him close. I still get sad when I think about all he went through in the name of love.

In closing...
Another whirlwind adventure by C.K. Brooke! It has been announced that a third Jordinia book is headed our way, featuring descendants of our duchess who are off on a quest of their own. I absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on it! Five stunning suns!

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