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Feature book: Gone with the Rogue

4 November 2020

Gone with the Rogue by Amelia Grey

Subgenre: historical romance
Release date: 28 Apr 2020
Publisher: St Martin’s Paperbacks
Format: ebook and print
Length: 290 pages
RRP: $8.61 (ebook); $14.75 (print)

She has a dilemma. How can she regain her life by proving the Duke, her father-in-law, is not the upstanding citizen everyone believes him to be.

Lady Kitson Fairbright, or Julia, is the daughter-in-law of the Earl of Sprogsfield. She eloped with his favourite son who then died. After her husband Kitson died, Julia gave birth to his son. Now the Duke demands control over what Chatwyn does including all aspects of his upbringing, who he associates with and when and what he will learn. Chatwyn is only four years old. Julia believes that the duke is actually very different to his outward conservative appearance and utterances. This information was based on a conversation she overheard between the duke and his man of business. Julia is on a mission to find the duke’s papers so she can prove he is not what society believe and to gain her freedom.

In Julia’s other persona she, and two of her friends, created a school for daughters of seafaring families who will learn skills to see them through their life. Julia has a very limited time in which to find the information she needs especially under the very watchful eye of the Duke’s housekeeper.

Garrett Stockton is intrigued by his first meeting with Julia. She is in a tree trying to fetch her son’s kite but is stuck, and really doesn’t want the earl to hear how she is unaccompanied and in a tree in Hyde Park! Garret rescues her and their association begins. Garret is a willing participant in her quest to unveil the Duke.

This is another enjoyable story in this series. I thoroughly enjoyed the first meeting of this couple. Even though you know that the couple will find a HEA, the twists and turns for them to get there is always an intriguing ride. In this case, Julia has to find the evidence to expose the duke, and the lengths Garret goes to help her achieve that independent decision making to raise her son. In my modern thinking, I’m glad that the duke was bested and that Julia was able to bring up her son in the manner she wanted.

reviewed by Heather

A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher.

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