[Reading] ➷ Awakening His Duchess Author Katy Madison – Snackgo.co.uk

Awakening His Duchess Color me impressed I m avoiding my homework like the plague when an email alerted me that this book was only a buck onNormally I read through the titles and discard the email But this one drew me in by it s description Lord Beaumont Havendish has been thought dead for nine long years However, death would be a relief from his grinding existence as a white slave in the tropical island of Saint Domingue At long last revolution gives him a chance to escape, but he ll never escape the Color me impressed I m avoiding my homework like the plague when an email alerted me that this book was only a buck onNormally I read through the titles and discard the email But this one drew me in by it s description Lord Beaumont Havendish has been thought dead for nine long years However, death would be a relief from his grinding existence as a white slave in the tropical island of Saint Domingue At long last revolution gives him a chance to escape, but he ll never escape the knowledge that the woman he loved sent him into a living hell He leaves the tropical sands behind and returns to the gentle shores of England, thinking the nightmare is finally behind him, to find it has only just begun The traitorous Yvette is comfortably ensconced in Beau s ancestral home, posing as his bereaved widow Yet, nothing is what it seems Yvette is no longer the girl he once adored She seemslike a ghost than the wicked temptress he believes betrayed him Can he forgive the past and dare he risk AWAKENING HIS DUCHESS I will admit that there is a bit of an info dump at the beginning setting up the background, but it was worth it Throughout the book you see Beau and Yvette struggle with their own inner demons and misunderstandings on their path to reunite Yes, there is a tug of war I want him her No, I don t want him her that can be annoying in some books, but I believe this author handled them well to build the story as they worked through their issues with the course life set them on.I believe I will check intobooks by Katy Madison to see if they are equally good What an amazing read It has everything you want in a historical novel The characters are believable There s romance, mystery, and suspense The storyline is unique and intriguing Even the Author s Note I found entertaining I look forward toby this author.Recommended. Lord Beaumont Havendish Has Been Thought Dead For Nine Long Years However, Death Would Be A Relief From His Grinding Existence As A White Slave In The Tropical Island Of Saint Domingue At Long Last Revolution Gives Him A Chance To Escape, But He Ll Never Escape The Knowledge That The Woman He Loved Sent Him Into A Living Hell He Leaves The Tropical Sands Behind And Returns To The Gentle Shores Of England Thinking The Nightmare Is Finally Behind Him, Only To Find It Has Only Just Begun The Traitorous Yvette Is Comfortably Ensconced In His Ancestral Home, Posing As Beau S Bereaved Widow Yet, Nothing Is What It Seems Yvette Is No Longer The Girl He Once Adored She Seems Like A Ghost Than The Wicked Temptress He Believes Betrayed Him Can He Forgive The Past And Dare He Risk AWAKENING HIS DUCHESS I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.At first, it took me a bit to get into the story but once I did I didn t want to put it down.Story is a little dark and gothic at times, but adds flavor to the mundane historical romance novels I liked the change from normal historical romance reads to this.Yvette was very young and in love with Beau and then thought she lost him She remarried and built her family After several years and slave revolution she goes to England to get help fr I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.At first, it took me a bit to get into the story but once I did I didn t want to put it down.Story is a little dark and gothic at times, but adds flavor to the mundane historical romance novels I liked the change from normal historical romance reads to this.Yvette was very young and in love with Beau and then thought she lost him She remarried and built her family After several years and slave revolution she goes to England to get help from Beau s family Beau returns and you can see the chemistry between them is still there but so is 8 9 years of separation and hatred It takes alot to work through the issues that each have or thought was there.I enjoyed the romance, the gothic parts and the action in the story Overall very good book I had it done in a weekend as I couldn t set it down Very compelling story that made me want to know what was going to happen next. This story drags you in All the characters in this story go through a very difficult time and must come back and find love together again I found myself crying, smiling, and cheering the characters in throughout the whole story In all a very powerful and emotional story. 3.75 starsFor the past nine years Lord Beaumont Havendish s family has believed him to be dead Drugged by a Vodou boker Beau has spent six years as a slave on a sugar cane plantation in Saint Domingue After the slave rebellion that freed him he s spent the past three years attempting, with his friend Mazi, to get home When he finally arrives it s to find the woman he believes responsible for his enslavement, the woman he s hated for nine years, living at his family s home Yvette, the woman h 3.75 starsFor the past nine years Lord Beaumont Havendish s family has believed him to be dead Drugged by a Vodou boker Beau has spent six years as a slave on a sugar cane plantation in Saint Domingue After the slave rebellion that freed him he s spent the past three years attempting, with his friend Mazi, to get home When he finally arrives it s to find the woman he believes responsible for his enslavement, the woman he s hated for nine years, living at his family s home Yvette, the woman he married the night before his death.AWAKENING HIS DUCHESS begins in 1785 with Beau, our hero being buried alive in Port au Prince, Saint Domingue and proceeds quickly to the slave rebellion six years later in 1791 Beau is not the thoughtless, privileged boy who left the family estate nine years ago His lungs have been affected by the cane and his right side has suffered since his initial drugging and burial Beau is a man who has been honed in the fires of hell, burning away the boy and leaving a strong, compassionate man with a keen sense of justice and equality Having lived both sides of the equation gives him a unique perspective The boker took pleasure in telling Beau daily just how Yvette had betrayed him Finally returning home to England only to find her at his family estate with a son Beau is stunned There s no denying Etienne is his son, he s a mini Beau He does doubt Yvette and her motives He trusted her once and it cost him heavily, he won t make that mistake again.Yvette was young, temperamental and impetuous Beau was a beautiful, dashing Englishman She wanted to experience love and passion before her forced marriage to Henri When Beau presents himself at her home the morning after their marriage and wedding night then suddenly collapses and dies right before her eyes all her girlish dreams die with him Yvette believes him dead, as does his man Danvers Yvette marries Henri as planned and Danvers returns to England to inform Beau s family of his death With only memories of their one night, what if s, and Etienne to sustain her Yvette endures her marriage to Henri.After the massacre Yvette discovers who Beau actually was For Etienne s sake she makes the journey to England Uncertain about the legality of her marriage to Beau she simply wants shelter and food while she tries to secure the funds Henri placed in France.Etienne is welcomed with open arms by Beau s family They believe all their sons have died leaving Etienne the sole heir This wasn t what Yvette had envisioned nor did she ever dream that Beau was alive When he returns believing her responsible for his enslavement and hating her Yvette is devastated How will she ever prove to him that she s always loved him and would never betray him Yvette refuses to be a duty to Beau.AWAKENING HIS DUCHESS is a dark read no doubt However, all the darkness emanates from and is caused by one person It s absolutely chilling the depths and lengths this character has gone to and how long they ve plotted to attain they re twisted goals Sadistic barely scratches the surface.That being said the trials Yvette and Beau went through were the making of them They came out the other side as characters you could care and root for Not certain I would have liked them as much if they d stayed as they were initially Beau and Yvette have a lot to overcome Beau has to let go of the hate, doubt and fear while Yvette has to break down the barriers she s erected to keep her heart safe They both need to let go in order to learn to trust and love again As they take the first timid steps the past reaches out from the grave to take everything away again Beau and Yvette s story is dark, harrowing, suspenseful and ultimately very rewarding.Generally I can do without epilogues but I really appreciated the big red bow this one tied on the package.For those who enjoy their history a little darker, a little edgier, AWAKENING HIS DUCHESS is sure to please.Reviewed by IvyD for Miss Ivy s Book Nook An amazing read An interesting plot with zombies without the flesh eating gore but then this really is the correct historical take on zombies and not the Hollywood verison The author uses many historical facts and details to get the locations and descriptions correct Beau being the 3rd son and rebel sets out for adventure only to set foot on the island and fall in love with Yvette Yvette loves him enough to marry him even if he is penniless Their happiness is short lived as he ends up dying An amazing read An interesting plot with zombies without the flesh eating gore but then this really is the correct historical take on zombies and not the Hollywood verison The author uses many historical facts and details to get the locations and descriptions correct Beau being the 3rd son and rebel sets out for adventure only to set foot on the island and fall in love with Yvette Yvette loves him enough to marry him even if he is penniless Their happiness is short lived as he ends up dying the next day She remarries to save her family planation, to a man that ends up not being as nice as he seems Tragedy follows again when the slaves revolt killing her husband, stepchildren, baby daughter, son, parents, sisters, and brothers She escapes the island with her eldest son and sets sail for England and safety You really feel her pain and heartache as she suffers tragedy after tragedy and come to understand her fear of loving again After 10 years of believing him dead Beau walks into the castle alive and changes all their lives Beau discovers both his older brothers are dead, his father a shell of a man and that he is next in line for the dukedom Beau has lived through hell being a zombie slave for 8 years, being buried alive, and trying to get home He is full of hate and mistrust for his wife that he doesn t believe in her making their lives difficult He brings a lot of pain, hate, heartache, and mistrust that they will need to work through Poor Beau you really can feel his torment from all that suffering and pain Just when think they are making progressthings start happening..are they cursed or is danger stalking them With every turn of the page you discover a new secret to all the tragedies that they have suffered This book deserves waythan 5 stars An amazing adventure of love, death, deception, trust, romance, revenge, class structure, and new beginnings When the third son of a Duke, Lord Beaumont Havendish, falls in love with a beautiful French girl during his world travels, he takes her innocence with promises of marriage and happily ever after Yvette has been promised by her father to another suitor, but her love for the young charismatic Beau sways her However, happily ever after goes terr This book deserves waythan 5 stars An amazing adventure of love, death, deception, trust, romance, revenge, class structure, and new beginnings When the third son of a Duke, Lord Beaumont Havendish, falls in love with a beautiful French girl during his world travels, he takes her innocence with promises of marriage and happily ever after Yvette has been promised by her father to another suitor, but her love for the young charismatic Beau sways her However, happily ever after goes terribly wrong when Beau collapses during breakfast the next morning As he s conscious, but unable to move, he can t call out for help when they begin lowering his coffin into the ground Was Yvette unwilling to be claimed officially as his wife since Beau hadn t told her he came from great wealth As he s kidnapped and sold into slavery on the sugar cane plantation farms he fears he will never make it back to the comfortable life he took for granted that was stolen from him from the one time he dared to fall in love.Years later, when the slaves revolt, the plantation owners are their targets and Yvette must run for her life and protect young Etienne from their machetes Devastated and penniless, she runs across the ocean to seek refuge from the only people left she has any connection to the Duke s family When Beau returns to England to find the woman who betrayed him living in his home, and when Yvette realizes the young man she fell in love with is not dead after all, their worlds flip upside down What happened on that fateful morning nearly a decade ago What secrets do they hide Can they get past years of pain and suffering to reclaim each other as husband and wife, or has Beau s resurrection just interfered with his poisoner s grand plans As danger lurks around the corner, everything is not as it seems Can love conquer all or is just an illusion A beautifully written romantic suspense The reader cannot help but feel attached to the characters and the plot is so engaging it is nearly impossible to put this book down Hero 5 5Heroine 5 5Side Characters 5 5Romance 5 5Plot 5 5Overall 5 5 I m having a hard time finding the words to start this review.I guess I can start with phenomenal, great story okay that s 2 words , exciting, riveting and couldn t put it downI could go on and on but I will spare you because I think you can tell already I enjoyed it LOL The characters come alive, jumping right off the page, making you feel as if you are right there with them During some of theexciting moments, which there were plenty of, I actually left nail marks embedded in the I m having a hard time finding the words to start this review.I guess I can start with phenomenal, great story okay that s 2 words , exciting, riveting and couldn t put it downI could go on and on but I will spare you because I think you can tell already I enjoyed it LOL The characters come alive, jumping right off the page, making you feel as if you are right there with them During some of theexciting moments, which there were plenty of, I actually left nail marks embedded in the pages because it felt so real That is something that I really enjoy in a book and this book had plenty of it The friction between the main characters, Beau and Yvette, kept me turning pages long after I should have been asleep, but once I started reading I couldn t put it down The story had such a good flow to it that I didn t even realize that it had only taken me only 2 hours to read I didn t want it to end, although I truly enjoyed the epilogue which takes place 40 years later It s nice to read about how their lives progressed I m a sucker for a great epilogue D I m wondering if their children have their own books I think I would like to read Etienne s story Katy Madison s writing has captured my interest and I look forward to readingfrom her in the future

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