The Marquis and The Duke

9/12/2009 10:10:00 PM / Posted by Kris /

I read these last month and wanted to post about them and just got the chance so I am :)
Well, I was looking for new books in my library's catalog and seeing if they had any new Samhain books and came across these two. I do not read historicals often but these two were very good I would recommend them as nice reads, they are not light and fluffy but not really dark either.

Gypsy Legacy: The Marquis PRINTThe Marquis (Gypsy Legacy Book 1) by Denise Patrick

One promise, two pendants…love that was destined to be.

Lady Christina Kenton’s life is turned upside down when her gypsy great-grandmother gives her a pendant, along with a deathbed request—Tina must promise to marry only the man wearing its mate. But Tina cannot bring herself to make the promise, for her late stepfather has already pledged her hand to his long-absent heir.

Jay Collings, now the Marquis of Thanet, returns to England after an eighteen-year absence to honor a promise to a gypsy who once aided him, only to discover he must break his vow in order to secure his inheritance. The last thing he wants is a wife chosen by the father he despised.

Tina’s gentle strength touches Jay in ways no other woman has. And, unknown to them both, she holds the key to Jay’s promise and his inheritance. But just as their fragile relationship begins to take root, the legacy of her gypsy blood brings danger to their doorstep.

Jay and Tina’s destinies may be entwined—but will they live long enough to fulfill them?

I liked the characters they were engaging and the storyline kept me interested. I liked the mystical element in these, it appeals to my love of paranormal. Enjoyed this very much so I rushed to the second one.

Gypsy Legacy: The Duke PRINTThe Duke (Gypsy Legacy Book 2) by Denise Patrick

He doesn’t need a wife. She doesn’t want a husband. Destiny’s not listening.

As children, Brand Waring, heir to the Duke of Warringham, and his brother were kidnapped and sold to a plantation in the West Indies. Now Brand is back to wreak vengeance on those responsible for his brother’s subsequent death. The last thing he wants, or needs, is to be distracted by an instant attraction to a flighty Society belle.

Felicia Collings has found it easy to refuse every marriage proposal, thanks to a ring left to her by her gypsy great-grandmother. Reportedly it will lead her to the man whom she is destined to marry. To her relief, the ring has been blessedly silent on this issue. Until Brand recognizes it, and sparks fly.

In spite of himself, Brand finds himself drawn to the beauty, and to the wounded soul reflected in her eyes. At his gentle hands, Felicia begins to learn what it means to be cherished and loved.

Then the past rears its head to threaten their fragile happiness. As Brand begins to doubt whether vengeance is as sweet as a lifetime with Felicia, he finds himself racing to save them both from not one cold-blooded killer—but two.

You meet Brand in the first book but he quickly sails off again so you do not see much of him. i liked this book better than the first, it had more suspense in it and Felicia had issues that brand had to deal with and i love watching a strong hero be gentle with his lady. Very good stories. There is one more book still to come in the series, her brother, the Earl.



Comment by Stacy~ on 9/14/2009 7:41 AM

Interesting series. I've not heard of this author before. Would you recommend these books then?

Comment by Denise Patrick on 9/15/2009 10:21 AM

How delightful to come across your blog. I'm very glad you enjoyed the books and hope you will get a chance to read The Earl either now in ebook form or next June when it comes out in print.

I am also currently working on Brand's brother's story. Although not part of the series because he has no connection to the "gypsy", I felt he needed his own nevertheless.

For more information feel free to check out my blog and website.

Thank you again for your kind words.

Comment by Tracy on 9/15/2009 2:38 PM

Very interesting premises. I've always been attracted to books with gypsy's so I may have to check these out. Thanks Kris. :)

Comment by nath on 9/19/2009 12:49 PM

Hmmmm, those two books definitively sound very interesting!! Thanks Kris!! (Now, I need to find them, sigh.)

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