Charlotte Carstairs has no choice but to seek out her estranged grandfather, Lord Thurston, the Duke of Lenster, and ask for his help. Without it she and her siblings will be destitute.Major Jack Griffin, a disfigured and dissolute Napoleonic war veteran, now holds the title and is determined not to allow Charlotte and her family to remain at Thurston. He offers her an impCharlotte Carstairs has no choice but to seek out her estranged grandfather, Lord Thurston, the Duke of Lenster, and ask for his help. Without it she and her siblings will be destitute.Major Jack Griffin, a disfigured and dissolute Napoleonic war veteran, now holds the title and is determined not to allow Charlotte and her family to remain at Thurston. He offers her an impossible challenge. Charlotte and the children can remain if she can improve the dilapidated house and poor estate withing two months. She has no choice but to accept.Despite his many faults Charlotte is drawn to Jack. As their love grows there are sinister forces working to ruin their plans. Can they unmask the murderous plotters before they lose everything?...
|Title||:||the duke s challenge|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||244 Pages|
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the duke s challenge Reviews
English historical romance with a disfigured (only his face) war veteran become a Duke of a ruined estate falls in love with an orphaned distant family member who has become his ward with the death of her mother who was the estranged daughter of the original Duke.Miss Charlotte Carstairs must find a place to live and care for her two younger siblings when her mother dies and orphans them. She is a tough girl of 19 because she spent her childhood following the drum because her father was a Major in the King's army until he died of his own wounds, so she has experience with wounded and maimed solders. So Charlotte and her two siblings are not shocked to see the damaged face of Major Jack Griffin, the new Lord Thurston, the Duke of Lenster. They are shocked with his dissolute lifestyle and his rudeness which comes as a wake up call to change his life for the better because he has wonderful people to take care of and accept him for his scars and bad humor. At first he wants to throw them out to live in the poor house, but then makes a deal with Charlotte and the children to fix the estate in two months then they may stay, but if they fail they will get thrown out. But that lasts about a day until the evil lawyers arrive to throw another mystery into the story, not to mention the death threats from the first moment Charlotte arrives on the estate.This author really likes to use death threats in her stories which could almost make a person believe that people int he 19th century were constantly at the edge of death and dying with all these fevers, throwing stones, gun shots and fires. The evil people are really stupid in these stories, but they tend to get away with quite a lot until the HEA comes around to beat them into submission and jail/death.I'm kind of getting into the rhythm of this author's writing style its a fun ride with lots of suspense and angsty romance between the main characters.244 pages and kindle freebie3 stars
The sporadic typos and conflicting age details of the kids started to bother me after awhile. Felt like there was a bit too much trying to go on all at once in some places, and the happily-ever-after ending was a bit abrupt and too convenient.Overall, it was ok, but nothing I'd recommend.
A pretty good read. I'll review in more detail later.
Pretty good. I was expecting more but I guess it was decent to entertain reading it though I wish it would had more. I love the characters and I guess I like it.