Saturday, December 29, 2018

Book Giveaway: A DUKE CHANGES EVERYTHING by Christy Carlyle

The Duke's Den , Book 1 
Avon Books 
ISBN: 978-0-06-285395-0 
December 2018 
Historical Romance 

London and the Enderley Estate near Barrowmere Village, 1844 

Nicholas Lyon's father, the Duke of Tremayne, hated him. In fact, he refused to acknowledge him as his son, putting it out that the boy is his wife's by-blow. When Nicholas was a youngster, he and his mother escaped the castle and his father's extreme cruelty, moved to France for a while before moving back to England. His mother is now long dead. Nicholas, called Lyon, struggled to stay alive and flourish in London, but has now gained wealth and a good living as owner of a luxurious gentleman's gambling club named after him. Nick recently heard the good news of his father's death. Unfortunately, that news is soon followed by the death of the duke's heir, Nick's not-so-nice brother. Now Nick is the new duke. He plans to travel to the estate and get it ready to lease as soon as possible. (He hates the place but is not allowed to sell it.) 

The staff of the castle and all that goes with it is managed by a capable yet most unusual steward . . . Mina, whose deceased father was the former steward. She and the rest of the staff have no idea what to expect of the new duke, though some of the elderly remember him as a boy. 

A DUKE CHANGES EVERYTHING has it all: complicated but well defined characters dominated by Lyon and Mina. However, lesser cast members are worth the time they take, sometimes serious, sometimes humorous, and often likable. There is reality in the era, and suspense and attraction in the plot. Though not a fast read, it's most unusual and can be very moving. 

Jane Bowers

Happy New Year!
Are you making any New Year's Resolutions?
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Martha Lawson said...

Naw, I don't make resoulutions! I just break them. This sounds like an awesome book that I'd love to read. Happy New Year!!

Karen H said...

I like Martha's answer....I don't make the rules, I just break 'em! That is actually the title of a country music song by Eric Heatherly. Check it out sometime...good song! Anyway, I don't make resolutions either because I know I won't keep them. All that said, I do plan on losing weight this year and that is a goal, not a resolution. I am extremely overweight and to ensure my health, I must do rather than later!

Christy is a new-to-me author and I love historical romances. I'm sure I will love reading her work. I'm giving her stuff a closer look! Thanks for the giveaway. Maybe I'll get lucky and win a copy!

Happy New Year to everyone at Romance Reviews Today. Love your site and visit often.

CrystalGB said...

My resolution is to continue on my low carb diet and reach my goal weight.

Fedora said...

No resolutions here, just a couple loose goals :)