Title: The Duke’s Daughter
Author: Wattpad Author – jaidesmama
Release Date: Upcoming! See Publishing note below!
Genre: Historical Fiction
Wattys 2014 Collector’s Dream Award Winner
**As of 3/24/17, Author noted she signed publishing contract for The Duke’s Daughter. It may be removed from Wattpad in the future.**
The Duke of Marlborough has signed betrothal contracts on behalf of his daughter, Lady Arianna Kent. But Arianna is not the type to blindly follow her father’s biddings. It is not long before Arianna has different plans for her life and as the wedding date draws near she sets sail for the colonies. Life isn’t as easy as it seems and she soon comes to realize that a pirate attack is the least of her concerns as her fathers troubles, and those of the handsome privateer captain who rescues her, catch up with her. In a twisted whirl wind of fate Arianna finds herself in situations she had only ever read about in her novels. Is Arianna strong enough to face the challenges life has in store for her? Can she really hope to find happiness along the way?
I really enjoyed this story. It was well written and the story felt fresh. The characters and situations were easily relatable and not cliché. Not only did I enjoy Arianna as the leading lady, but most of the secondary characters were well developed and became a necessity to the story. My personal favorite was The Duchess.; Her wit and sometimes outrageous actions, spiced up the story and brought her personality to life.
There was a time that I felt it dragged a bit. Maybe because there was always so much action that it seemed to hit a lull towards the end where it felt like they reveled in their happiness just a bit too long… Don’t get me wrong, it was nice to feel the tension roll away, but knowing there were several more chapters in the book, kept me uncertain as to what was left to fill them. Fortunately, I was not disappointed as I continued to read… One aspect left me a bit confused. The beginning of the book felt like a build-up to a financial crisis for The Duke, but then the story went another direction and the Duke’s finances were no longer a factor. Overall, I had fun reading this book. The author’s note indicates as of May 15th, this book was being sent to professional editors before it is published! Congratulations to jaidesmama (Wattpad author)! Great Job!