Title: Someday My Duke Will Come
Author: Christina Britton
Series: Isle of Synne (Book 2)
Page Length: 400
Publication Date: Jan. 12, 2021
Synopsis: Lady Clara Ashford’s world changed fifteen years ago at the hands of a rogue who took her innocence. Determined never to give into temptation again, she settles into a life as caregiver for her family. With her younger sister recently engaged and about to embark on a life of her own, Clara feels adrift and without purpose―until Quincy, the new Duke of Reigate, arrives on her doorstep in need of a fake fiancée.
When Quincy Nesbitt unexpectedly inherits a dukedom, he’s determined to do his best by the title. One thing he won’t do? Marry a woman he’s never met just because she was engaged to his older brother. So, he enlists Lady Clara’s help, since he can’t marry another when he’s engaged to her. But as they pretend for the ton, Quincy finds himself falling for real. Now, he just has to convince Lady Clara to take a chance on him.
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A wonderful historical romance, Someday My Duke Will Come follows Clara, a woman who put her life on hold to raise her siblings. Now 31 years old and content being single, Clara harbors a secret from her past that haunts her. A caregiver to her family, she is drawn to Quincy, especially when he finds himself in a precarious situation.
A self-made man and passionate traveler, Quincy does not want the responsibility of being a duke, nor does he embrace the connection to his estranged family. When Clara comes to his rescue during several difficult conversations, they realize how his situation could help them both. Clara and Quincy agree to pretend to be engaged to stop familial pressures and expectations. Will they admit their feelings for each other aren’t an act?
I love the fake relationship-turned romance between Clara and Quincy! They both resist their feelings for different reasons, and they both have scars from the past that haunt them. I love that they find each other, and I wholly rooted for their happy ending. The way that Quincy feels about Clara is particularly heart-warming. He admires and respects Clara and sees her for the strong, caring, and resilient woman that she is.
He loved her and wanted to give the world to her. No, he wanted more than that. He wanted to share the world with her…he wanted her by his side to teach her to embrace a joy in life she was only beginning to uncover, and to learn from her that calm strength that made her who she was.
Rejected and unloved by his mother, Quincy’s life changed dramatically after the death of his father, and Clara helps him heal. Quincy does the same for Clara when she confronts her past. I love that they save each other and support each other unconditionally. Plus, their chemistry is fantastic!
A story of love and forgiveness, Someday My Duke Will Come is a swoon-worthy historical romance with great characters! Though it is the second book in the series, it can totally be read as a standalone. Thanks so much to NetGalley, Forever, and the author for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
- The romance, of course!
- The witty banter and strong dialogue.
- The character development.
It’s easy to leave everything behind when times are hard. Often it’s the person dealing with the difficulties of day-to-day living that turns out to be the bravest there is.
His knight in shining silk…
Readers who like swoon-worthy historical romance with great characters will love Some Day My Duke Will Come!