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Review: The Heart of a Duke

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The Heart Of a Duke Bundle by Christi Caldwell
Historical Romance
6,88 € (E-Book) ║ approx. 812 pages
Blurb

The Heart of a Duke Bundle
Prepare to be enthralled by the first four books in USA Today Bestseller Christi Caldwell’s Heart of a Duke series!
Dashing dukes, tempting rogues, and wicked scoundrels! See why readers are captivated by the emotionally riveting Regency tales by Christi Caldwell!

In Need of a Knight:
Lady Aldora Adamson has the weight of the world on her shoulders. In need of a respectable husband to save her family from ruin, she sets her sights on the Marquess of St. James… The only problem? Aldora didn’t anticipate the sparks that would fly when she meets the marquess’ younger, scandalous brother.

For Love of the Duke:
After the tragic death of his wife, Jasper, the 8th Duke of Bainbridge buried himself away in the dark cold walls of his home, Castle Blackwood. When he’s coaxed out of his self-imposed exile to attend the amusements of the Frost Fair, his life is irrevocably changed by his fateful meeting with Lady Katherine Adamson.

More Than a Duke:
Armed with the heart of a duke pendant, fabled to land the wearer a duke’s heart, Lady Anne Adamson decides to enlist the aid of the notorious Harry, 6th Earl of Stanhope. A scoundrel with a scandalous past, he is the last gentleman she’d ever wed…however, his reputation marks him the perfect man to school her in the art of seduction…

The Love of a Rogue:
Jilted by her brother, Lady Imogen Moore is done with love. Never again wanting to experience the pain of a broken heart, she’s resolved to make a match with a polite, staid gentleman. All her best plans however, are upended when she meets her best friend’s roguish brother, Lord Alex Edgerton.

(Amazon.de)


First sentence

The world as Lady Aldora Adamson knew it was ending.


 My thoughts

Historical Romance is a genre providing lots of opportunities. You can dive right into the past by introducing the reader to lovable characters and a heart-warming story. But sadly, there are stories that just pass you by without leaving a trace …

I was lucky enough to get the entire bundle of The Heart Of a Duke-series and when I started reading the first book, I was beyond excited. But the further I read, the more irritated I got… Of course, there are lots of ways of describing the past, but I think you should stick to what is probable and what might have actually been. But certain scenarios – especially when it comes to interactions amongst characters – are not portrayed realistically at all, if you ask me. I might seem a bit pedantic but I am studying history at university – so this is what I pay attention to extensively.

Please, do not get me wrong, if you´re looking for an entertaining love story that will make you laugh and have a relaxed and nice time reading – Christi Caldwell´s bundle of Romance is what you should go for. I have mentioned this a lot already, but I can´t keep myself from emphasizing that I´m not particularly into stories that use language but do not give it the credit it deserves by pushing it to the limits. I love metaphors and all kinds of stylistic devices, I can put my mind on, so I was disappointed not to find any in the books. But if you´re the kind of reader to enjoy simple language and a nice story – I am sure you´ll fall in love with these novels!

Rating
The Heart of a Duke-series might be an entertaining read, but failed to convince me of its qualities. Still, I had a nice time, spending a few hours in a world that´s long past…

3


Thank you so much for my bundle, Christi! You´re a wonderful person and I´m so glad you found our blog and texted us. 🙂

Krisi

*I get review copies in exchange for honest reviews representing my thoughts on the literary works.

 

 

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