The Duchess Quest
by C.K. Brooke
Publication Date: October 3, 2014
Dainy doesn’t know that she is the lost Duchess of Jordinia, believed to have been assassinated fifteen years ago. Nor does she know that her uncle has implemented an illegal contest to seek her, offering her marriage hand as the reward! Though at odds, three clashing rivals – including a noble giant, a forest dweller and a thieving rake – voyage together by woodland, prairie and sea to recover the lost royal, notwithstanding the assassins and spies at their tail. Soon, young Dainy is swept into a comically complex romantic quadrangle as each suitor competes to capture her heart. Charmingly romantic and bursting with political intrigue, startling twists and vivid characters, readers of romance and fantasy alike will adore this original yet timeless tale of swashbuckling adventure and unlikely love.
Acclaim for The Duchess Quest
• A Shelf Unbound Top 100 Notable Indie Book of 2015
• 5 Stars by Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews & Awards Contest
• #1 Kindle eBook in Historical Fantasy (Aug. 2016)
• Unanimous 4 & 5-star reviews from Up ‘Til Dawn Book Blog, Roxy’s Reviews, Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock, I Heart Reading, SERIESous Book Reviews, The Silver Dagger Scriptorium, SiMPLiREAD, Betwixt These Pages, Queen of All Books, The Truth About the Book, Books Are Forever, The Word Podcast, and more!
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This book is an adventure. For those of you who like a good twist in a historical fiction, this is definitely for you. If you're like me when you read, you will be hooked from the few several pages. The plot is enthralling, you fall in love with the characters and it leaves you wanting more. Exactly what a great book is supposed to do.
I have to say that I was a bit surprised at who Dainy ends up with in the end. But all things being considered, the author pulled of a good twist and I think if I were to go pick up the second book, it would make sense why this was done. The story itself is very enjoyable and I am pleasantly happy with it.
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About the Author
C.K. Brooke is a 2015 Shelf Unbound Notable Indie author with a five-star rating by Readers' Favorite. She holds numerous fantasy and romance publications with 48fourteen, Limitless Publishing, and Elphame Press. Her lifelong passion is books - reading, writing, editing, publishing and blogging about them. When not blissing out in literary land, she enjoys info-tainment podcasts, singing, songwriting and playing the piano. She lives in Washington, Michigan with her husband and young son. Visit her at CKBrooke.com and subscribe for a FREE eBook!