Wednesday, April 25, 2018

#Review: DUKE du JOUR by Petie McCarty

5 of 5 stars
This is the first book I’ve read by Ms. McCarty and I’m very impressed. DUKE DU JOUR is about time travel, mystery, intrigue and, of course, romance. Jared Langley, present-day Duke of Reston, accidently falls into a fountain and finds himself transported back to 1816 as the Seventh Duke of Reston. Seven has a unsavory history including breaking the heart of Lady Ariana Hart and Jared must do everything in his power to fix some of the problems all the while trying not to succumb to the irresistible Ariana.

This is a well-paced book and every time you think Jared has fixed a problem from his ancestor, something else surprises him. He’s racing against time to get back to the present, but he can’t in all good conscience, travel back to the present until he rectifies some of Seven’s mistakes. I loved Jared as he tries to adjust to Seven’s role 200 years in the past and of course, that means dealing with the feisty Ariana. Their chemistry was definitely believable and I was routing for them to find a way through the quagmire of Seven’s previous behaviors. Fans of time travel and romance will definitely enjoy this book. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.


A reverse Kate and Leopold...a light-hearted time travel romance where a bewildered modern-day duke ends up in Regency England and meets the girl of his dreams...

Jared Langley, present-day Duke of Reston, tumbles into an abandoned fountain on his ducal estate and travels back in time to the year 1816. There, Reston servants and local villagers think him a dead ringer for his namesake and rakehell ancestor--the seventh Duke of Reston, gone missing at the Battle of Waterloo. Unfortunately, Seven got mixed up with French spies out to assassinate the Duke of Wellington, and an unwary Jared ends up in their crosshairs.

Lady Ariana Hart has loved Jared Langley, the seventh Duke of Reston, since she was twelve years old, until the night the rogue broke her heart. Given up for dead, her rakish neighbor makes a miraculous return from Waterloo--only Jared shows up a changed man and reignites all the feelings Ariana had long ago buried.

Jared is in a race against time. He must waylay the suspicions of his quirky servants and neighbors, get to Wellington before the French spies do, fix his fountain--before Seven shows up--so Jared has a way home, and definitely not fall in love with the irresistible Lady Ariana.

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Petie spent a large part of her career working at Walt Disney World -- "The Most Magical Place on Earth" -- where she enjoyed working in the land of fairy tales by day and creating her own romantic fairy tales by night, including her new series, The Cinderella Romances. She eventually said good-bye to her "day" job to write her stories full-time. These days Petie spends her time writing sequels to her regency time-travel series, Lords in Time, and her cozy-mystery-with-elements-of-romantic-suspense series, the Mystery Angel Romances.

Petie shares her home on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee with her horticulturist husband, a spoiled-rotten English Springer spaniel addicted to pimento-stuffed green olives, and a noisy Nanday conure named Sassy who made a cameo appearance in Angel to the Rescue

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