Historical romance. We rarely get any of this beautiful genre here at the AAMBC. So, when we received the ARC of A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby by Vanessa Riley, we were over the moon.
A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby is a historical romance that follows heiress Patience Jordan, a West Indian heiress, and Busick Strathmore, Duke of Repington. Patience is newly widowed due to suspicious circumstances. With her fortune, home, and child ripped from her, she sets out on a path that she would have never dreamed of to be near her own child. As both Patience’s and Busick’s motivations collide, they will have to learn to trust each other in order to have the future they both yearn for.
If you have certain preconceived notions about African-American historical romance, A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby will blow them out of the water. With brilliant pacing, memorable characters, and witty dialogue, the premise elevated beyond our expectations. A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby portrays black people in a beautiful way that makes us relatable and takes us out of the stereotypical maid and slave roles. We definitely give this novel a strong five out of five stars.
The Good: A beautiful portrayal of black people in historical romance.
The Bad: Nothing
Is It Worth Buying?: Yes!