This month, CFRB presents The Duke’s Handmaid by Caprice Hokstad.
About the Book:
Slavery. Loyalty. Torture. Passion. Betrayal.
All the young outcast wanted was security in a world that destroyed her family and left her despised and rejected. Can the simple farmgirl find a new family through voluntary enslavement to the duke’s household? Not if the prejudiced and conniving duchess has her way!
Crafted in a highly precise writing style so smooth it slips right from the page into your imagination, the fantastical story world of The Duke’s Handmaid examines timeless social issues that inform global justice today.
About the Author:
Caprice was born in San Diego, California. She attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She currently lives in Southern California, sharing a mobile home with her husband, three children, varying numbers of pet rats, a leopard gecko, a tankful of guppies, a cat, and a dog. Caprice home-schools one of her children, writes SeaQuest fanfiction, and sews musical theater and Renaissance costumes in her spare time.
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My Review: As you all have seen in my past reviews, I am not a huge fantasy fan. I just have a hard time with my attention staying focused on the “fakey” aspects of the stories. BUT, as with one other fantasy novel I have read, I highly, highly enjoyed reading Caprice’s first book in her trilogy, The Dukes Handmaid.
From the beginning I was captured. I stayed focused on the story throughout. The character’s Caprice created were outstanding, and really came alive to me, as I became engrossed in this wonderful Christian love story. I am not going to go into super long detail about Keedrina and the Duke, for fear of giving away spoilers, but I will say that Caprice really knew how to blend fantasy, love, God and drama so that the story didn’t become boring.
So, whether you are a fantasy lover, a Christian lover, or just want some great reading, I recommend that you grab a copy of Caprice’s 4 star worthy The Dukes Handmaid. If you haven’t braved the realm of fantasy books yet, then this book is the perfect place to start. It’s wonderful and amazingly written books like these that can convert a non-fantasy lover into a fantasy lover! Thanks, Caprice, for converting me with your wonderful talent!