Friday, October 18, 2019

The Duke's Second Chance by Jen Geigle Johnson {Review}

The Duke's Second Chance (Lords for the Sisters of Sussex Book 1) by Jen Geigle Johnson
Kindle Edition, 136 pages
Publication: October 8th 2019 
Source: I received a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are my own and were voluntarily given.

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.

My Review: 4 Stars

Sometimes a connection is just plain undeniable and I love watching the twists and turns life takes for these characters to realize that. Amelia works in a tea shop, but the conversation is lively and the bond is deep when Gerald, a duke, steps into her shop.

I enjoyed this sweet, gentle romance, with its pleasant characters and tender charm. I loved how the story had a few layers of second chances embedded within it, and not just with the romance. Oh, how I love a cute Regency romance!

This story starts out with a sad tone, but the cute fluff quickly emerges and I'm looking forward to reading this entire series. Times were definitely different back then and the author does a great job of making that apparent. There isn't a luxury of taking one's time to figure things out, or even to mourn, as is shown with the sudden decisions of the main characters. Although I wished for a slightly longer story, character emotions are fairly well-rounded and described, and this story is quite enjoyable. 

Content: mild romance

Look for the other books in the series:
The Earl's Winning Wager
Her Lady's Whims and Fancies
Suitors for the Proper Miss
Pining for Lord Lockhart
The Foibles and Follies of Miss Grace 

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