Monday, January 16, 2012

Review for When A Duke Says I Do

When A Duke Says I Do ~ Jane Goodger
Publisher ~ Zebra Historical Romance
Published ~ 6 December 2011

My Rating ~ 4 out of 5

Elizabeth ‘Elsie’ Stanhope has been betrothed since she was a child to the future Duke of Kingston. She is not happy about having her life planned, but is willing to do her duty so that her father and sister can continue living a comfortable life. Then Elsie meets a most unusual man. She falls in love with him and he falls in love with her even though they both know they are doomed to never be together. However, Fate just may have something else planned for them.

I loved this story! Well-written and smooth-flowing the characters in this story came alive for me. I could see them and hear them as if they were standing in front of me. I liked Elsie, how she was good-natured and naturally optimistic, but Alexander was so real to me that my heart ached for the things he’d had to endure, what he continued to endure. He needed someone just like Elsie and I’m glad he found her. Never have I loved a flawed hero so much and rooted so hard for his victory.

I sincerely hope Jane Goodger is planning a story about Elsie’s Aunt Diane. It seemed as if we were given a bit of a beginning for her and Lord Braddock and I sincerely hope it comes about. Now, I need to check out other of Ms. Goodger’s books and hope they are as wonderful as this one.

*The publisher provided a copy of this book to me for review. Please see disclaimer page.


  1. Thanks for your lovely review! I am, indeed, planning a story about Aunt Diane. That book, The Mad Lord's Daughter, features Diane and introduced two more characters. It's being released in August. My hope is to also have a book featuring Oscar (Alexander's younger brother).

  2. *makes note for August* Yay! Oooh...I'd definitely read a book about Oscar. Can't wait! :)