Rising romance novelist Jamie Carie s second book, "The Duchess and the Dragon, " tells the epic story of two unlikely soulmates who live worlds apart but soon meet and turn each other s world upside down.Drake Weston, Duke of Northumberland, is accustomed to a life of royalty until a tragic mistake followed by murderous rage results in his darkening character and sudden flee from England. With a hoarde of money on which to survive, Drake hops a ship of indentured servants to America but is duly robbed and taken ill by the merciless sea voyage.In Pennsylvania, Serena Winter is a humble, devoted Quaker on a mission of mercy, ready to tend the sick people aboard a ship that has just arrived from England. Taken by Drake s air of dark mystery after he begins to serve as an apprentice to her silversmith father, Serena falls in love and is excommunicated by her fellow believers when she accepts a non-Quaker s marriage proposal.Not knowing Drake s history, Serena is later shocked to discover her new status as a duchess. What follows are hard truths and softening hearts, romance triangles, webs of deceit, and ultimately, the power of grace, love, and passion.Endorsements: "Enthralling. "The Duchess and the Dragon "brought me to tears, to joy, and finally the delight of having just read an absorbing-till-the-last-line novel." Lauraine Snelling, author of "Breaking Free" and "An Untamed Land
""A thoroughly entertaining and uplifting read . . . an absolute treat."
"The Sunpiper Book Review
""Jamie Carie's characterization is brilliant with . . . a depth and authenticity rarely seen in romance novels . . . With one book she has entrenched herself a place as one of my must read authors."
"This well-written title deserves a spot on your shelves."