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Thursday, August 6, 2020

The Duke's Forbidden Love by Debra Elizabeth - Book Tour - Book Review - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hey, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Debra Elizabeth and her new book, “The Duke’s Forbidden Love”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Debra Elizabeth and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

The Duke's Forbidden Love
by Debra Elizabeth


GENRE: Historical Romance



Miss Amelia Beckwith should be over the moon with happiness when the Earl of Lincoln proposes. Unfortunately, the handsome earl is not who he appears to be in public.  She is desperate to escape Lincoln’s cruelty and has only one option left to leave the nightmare behind—RUN.

Racing back to his estate during a horrific thunderstorm, James Harlow, the Duke of Warwick, spots a young woman walking along the road when a bolt of lightning startles her. She tumbles down the ravine and lays like a broken doll at the bottom. Warwick rescues her and with the help of his staff nurses her back to health. There’s only one problem—the woman who has captivated his heart has lost her memory and cannot tell him who she is or where she comes from. Can he find out the identity of this delicate beauty before fate steps in and ruins everything he loves?



The May evening was warm, and the moon cast bright beams across the space. The garden was lovely, and Clara inhaled the scent of freshly tilled earth as they walked along the path. She would make a point of visiting the garden during the daylight hours as well, now that she was feeling better. “It’s such a beautiful garden.”

“My father designed it for my mother. With the roses in bloom, it reminds me of them and a happier time in my life.”

Clara didn’t want to ask any prying questions. If he wanted to share more about his family with her, silence would prompt him more than anything else. She reached out and touched the velvety soft petals of a yellow rose just beginning to bloom.

“Those were my mother’s favorite,” he said.

“They’re truly beautiful.”

“Not as beautiful as you, Lady Clara.”

Clara swung her gaze to Warwick. Had she heard him correctly? Had he called her beautiful? She wasn’t sure. His voice had been quite low, and she could have imagined the words. Not wanting to embarrass herself, she switched topics and looked skyward. “So many stars tonight. I can’t remember seeing them so clearly before.”

Warwick stepped closer and caressed her cheek before brushing his lips against hers. “You are the brightest star of all, my dear. So very beautiful,” he whispered, kissing her again.

Clara shivered at his nearness. She wasn’t sure if she’d ever been kissed before, but Warwick’s kiss was perfect and she longed for more—more closeness, more kisses, more Warwick.

“Are you chilled?” he asked, shrugging out of his jacket and placing it on her shoulders.

She pulled the jacket closer around her, relishing the warmth of him and inhaling the lingering sandalwood scent. “Thank you, Your Grace.”

“Forgive me,” he said, stepping back. “I should not have kissed you.”

Clara stared into his lovely gray eyes, darkened with desire. “No apology necessary. I enjoyed the kisses very much.” Would he kiss her again? She wished he would, and she took a step closer.



This book tells the tale of a sweet, beautiful historical romance that kept me glued to the pages from page one!!!

It was truly a lovely, whimsical, delightful, enjoyable read!!

This is the fourth book I’ve read from the talented writer, Debra Elizabeth.  A few years ago, I had the privilege of reading her book, “Dare to Love a Spy,” which is Book Three in the Age of Innocence Books Series and I totally loved it, so I was very excited to read her latest work, “The Duke’s Forbidden Love,” which is Book Four in the same book series.

This book was a quick, fast paced story that truly captured the historical romance genre essence.  That is one thing that I truly love about Debra Elizabeth’s writing!  Her extensive amount of detail and research applied to her work shows not only the respect she has for her writing, but also her dedication to the genre.

Debra Elizabeth has a way of transporting the reader into the story and experiencing every scene with the characters!!

I really liked the main characters Miss Amelia Beckwith aka Lady Clara and James Harlow, the Duke of Warwick aka Warwick.  They both were genuine, honest, likable characters.  I liked that they both had their own baggage and flaws which truly made them relatable and easy to connect with.

I really appreciated that the author didn’t rush their romance story line as a new widower and someone just out of a relationship – even if she doesn’t know it lol would have been tacky and unrealistic to have fallen in love within minutes of meeting.  Instead, thankfully, the author took her time building up their love arc making it more believable and enjoyable.

I liked that this story had a sweet and innocent story line with a concluding HEA that left this reader satisfied.

This book is a true love story that proves you often find love when you are least looking for it.

There are some predictable scenes.  However, there are still a few very unexpected twists and turns that you won’t see coming!

This book is book four in Age of Innocence Book Series.  It can be read as a standalone.  Although I have previously read book three in this series before reading this book, it is highly unlikely that one would get lost or confused while reading this book.  However, there are character and story line overlaps so it may be more enjoyable to start with book one to get the full benefits of this book series!

All in all, I really enjoyed reading this book and would absolutely recommend it!  I think all historical romance readers will like this book too – and this book series!  So, add it to your TBR List and get to reading - you won't be disappointed!

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations.**

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Debra writes sweet romance in contemporary romance and historical romance. She enjoys telling stories and has been pouring out her passion for romance since her teenage years. When she’s not writing, she enjoys working in her garden, motorcycle rides throughout New England with her husband and playtime with her granddaughter.

She enjoys hearing from fans and you can contact her at: dlmartin6@yahoo.com. She is also the author of the blog, Two Ends of the Pen. The blog features all things books—author interviews, new releases, guest posts and reviews. Be first to know about new releases and contests and sign up for her newsletter at https://twoendsofthepen.blogspot.com.





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  1. Debra ~ Good morning! Welcome back! It is so great to have you here again! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! I really enjoyed reading and reviewing your book, thanks for providing the copy! :)

    1. Good morning Ally! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review my latest book. Such a fantastic review!!! I appreciate most especially that you posted the review at amazon.