Guardian Duke by Jamie Carie
Book blurb from goodreads.com : “The Guardian Duke is award-winning novelist Jamie Carie’s most exciting story yet, a uniquely arranged Regency-era romantic adventure where hero and heroine know each other through written letters but have yet to meet. Gabriel, the Duke of St. Easton, is ordered by the King to take guardianship over Lady Alexandria Featherstone whose parents are presumed dead after failing to return from a high profile treasure hunt. But Alexandria ignores this royal reassignment, believing her parents are still alive and duly following clues that may lead to their whereabouts. Gabriel, pressured by what are actually the King’s ulterior motives, pursues her across windswept England and the rolling green hills of Ireland but is always one step behind. When they do meet, the search for earthly treasure will pale in comparison to what God has planned for both of them.
Why I like this cover: Can’t you see why? As soon as I saw it, I knew it was one of those covers that just begs for a Cover Focus. Absolutely pleads. Don’t you love it? Okay. On to why I like it. I guess that the most eye-catching thing absolutely must be that red cloak! It looks almost velvety to me…so soft and elegant. I’d just love to own one of those! And the hood…it’s so perfect. Her dark hair and the way she’s looking back over her shoulder goes just wonderfully with the whole cover! I love it. And then the gray of the castle walls and the bit of green grass all makes the red cloak stand out even more. The archway she’s standing in obviously leads into a courtyard of some size, with the castle further in. Oh, it’s so pretty…
I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but I must say that if this book is anything like the cover, I’d love it. :) Incidentally, I have read good reviews of it, so!