Review: The Duchess’ Necklace – Mariah Lynne

The Duchess' Necklace Book Cover The Duchess' Necklace
Mariah Lynne
Romance, Historical Fiction
Satin Romance
June 13, 2017

Amelia Augusta Ethrington, eighteenth century Duchess of Abbington and fourth in line to the English throne, is considered by society an old maid at thirty-two. She refuses to marry and relinquish her authority to a husband. Instead, she finds romance in trysts with strangers. Amelia’s claim to her duchy is embodied in the form of an intricate and valuable necklace, The Abbington Jewels. But an unscrupulous time Traveler wishing to steal the jewels and sell them at future prices seduces her, catching her off guard, and snatches the necklace.

Amelia must risk everything to Travel with the aid of a gypsy seer to find the scoundrel, and retrieve her necklace before her jealous male cousins lay claim to her duchy. Complications arise after she meets Ryan Redstone, a museum appraiser sent to acquire the jewels. Amelia finally falls in love but knows she must focus on her quest to regain both her necklace and title. The Duchess is faced with the most difficult decision of her life. Love in the present? Or defending her honor in the past?

Reviewed by: Cassandra Wengewicz

Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild

As those familiar with history know, the next male kin inherits the royal title…that is not the case in this tale. Amelia’s great-great-great uncle was given a necklace from the king to serve as the crown, to be handed down to any man or woman of his kin. Amelia now holds this precious necklace, showing her entitlement to the Duchy of Abbington. She never takes the necklace off…until now.

Time travelers from the future frequent her time, many wanting to learn trades of past jewelers or other craftsmen. She fancies a traveler known as Stuart Minton. Amelia opens her self to him and wakes up to find her necklace, her only proof of her title is gone. She knows Minton must have used her and taken it. She knows she must contact Starr and once again travel through time to solve her problem.

During her travels, Amelia runs into Ryan, whom she had seen in her last time travel visit. She soon finds he is the man of her dreams, one she has never been able to find. She is forced to make a difficult decision, pursue her one true love or reclaim her only proof of title. Will she be able to reclaim her family jewels or will she choose to live a life of love with Ryan?

This is a story that has an unexpected twist at the end. The Dutchess’ Necklace tells of true love that surpasses time itself. With a mixture of romance, history, and fiction this is a fast paced and engaging story. As many are searching for their true love, this book would be great for those both old and young. It is a story that takes you through time, on an adventure of love and excitement.

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