James Garahan, one of the duke’s private guard, has had his head turned many times by a comely face in his thirty years. Not once has a lass touched his heart…until the night he walks into a tavern in the bowels of London and sees a battered angel in need of rescuing.
Melinda Waring is alone and homeless. She struggles to find work, but employers see her pronounced limp, from a childhood injury, as a weakness. With no other choice, she accepts an offer to work in a tavern in exchange for room and board. The conditions are deplorable, and the constant jeers from patrons, intolerable, but she has no choice but to stay.
The next time Garahan sees her, she has bruises on her wrists and cheek. When she is cornered in the back room of the tavern, he whisks her to safety. For the first time in his life, Garahan listens to his heart, and willingly hands it over to the brown-eyed lass with work-worn hands.
Melinda is drawn to the handsome-as-sin Irishman with the broad shoulders and big heart. She tries to ignore the pull of attraction, but cannot resist his dark brown eyes and dimpled smile. Can he see past her imperfections to her heart?
As the lass is healing, Garahan must uncover a new source of vicious slander, and threats of scandal, aimed at the duke’s family. Leaving Melinda in the care of the duke’s London staff is the last thing he wants to do, but Garahan has a vow to keep and a duty to perform. When she is reported missing, Garahan vows to bring her back and never let her go!
The Duke’s Hammer is an excellent novel that is captivating, moving, and terrific and one that will keep its readers hooked from beginning to end! The Duke’s Hammer astounded me from start to finish with its captivating literature courtesy of the author C.H. Admirand. The novel is full of phenomenal characterization and many moving elements laced throughout that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I adore historical fiction novels however many of them can be predictable and lackluster, but as I got lost in The Duke’s Hammer I realized it is far from this. Instead, it is a sensational, unique novel with many historical elements laced throughout that no reader should miss! That is why I have to recommend this book already! However, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more!
The Duke’s Hammer is a poignant, enthralling, and unforgettable novel that will take its readers on a captivating journey from start to finish. The reader in The Duke’s Hammer will meet the protagonists of the novel, James Garahan, one of the Duke of Wyndmere’s private guards, and Melinda Waring, a woman in a tough situation. The pair meet one day when James, walks into the tavern that Melinda’s abusive cousin owns and falls in love with her at first sight and tries to save her from a life of poverty and hardship. The reader will follow the pair as they inevitably grow closer together but soon ugly rumors about the Duke’s family spread which causes more difficulty for James. What follows is a shocking but beautifully unconventional tale that will make you believe in love and this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible The Duke’s Hammer!
The Duke’s Hammer as a whole is an incredible novel that combines everything the reader would want and more in a story. It has a bold, moving, and memorable plot that will keep you hooked from start to finish, brilliant world and character building, and of course incredibly addictive literature courtesy of C.H. Admirand!
C.H. Admirand is a phenomenal writer who has written a stellar story. In The Duke’s Hammer, it was evident to me that Admirand is a passionate and invested writer, she took her time with her story, developing every plot avenue thoroughly as well as lacing her passion for the genre throughout her literature and story and it certainly came across to me! That is one of the many things I adore about Admirand’s literature, but I also adored her beautiful descriptions. Admirand’s descriptions captivated me, they made me be able to imagine every perfect detail and imagine myself in the novel alongside the characters and it made for a truly stellar and of course moving reading experience!
Overall, The Duke’s Hammer is a captivating and moving novel, unlike anything I have read before, that will have you entertained, moved and so much more. That is why I, of course, have to award this book five stars! So be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers, you won’t regret it!
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