” . . . The American Duke bends both genre and emotion, creating a unique reading experience that reflects the varied locations and intertwining stories it presents. The novel truly blazes new literary trails, blending fact and fiction, or, more accurately, using history as a launching off point for an imaginative dive into human nature, idiosyncratic social structures, and an adventure through the jointly brutal and beautiful forces driving the world. I highly recommend this book.” -Amazon Reviewer
Murder, is the tip of the iceberg for love. Irish slaves bought and sold to American slave owners to cohabit with African slaves, a law that prohibits inter-race marriage, a time-honored principle of international law and the old life of the Roxburys vanishes as they are thrust into the world of the British elite.
Passing as white in America and unbeknownst to her, a mixed-blood American falls in love with a British Aristocrat. It’s love at first sight. What follows are: illegal marriages, children, a dukedom, and murder. Add to that, England’s top operatives, an eavesdropping right-hand man, gun toting ladies, espionage, smuggling, additional murders, a friendly ghost, more secrets, a ton that is very upset about the possibility of the purity of the aristocracy being compromised, and love.
Welcome to the world of the Roxburys as they take on the British elite during the Regency Period, the ton as it has never been portrayed before, and historical facts interwoven with fiction.
About the Author
August Jade Sterling lives in Minnesota with her cat Sir Prince Charming. She holds a graduate degree from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. When not vacationing with her sister, she sings jazz. This is her first book in the American Duke series. “After reading and falling in love with the characters of many historical romance novels, I continuously felt something wasn’t right. Why were all of the heroes and ladies white or blonde-haired with blue eyes? Simply put, there was a void and inaccurate betrayal of characters in historical romance novels. The world is a place where culture and races blend, and books pave the way.”
Visit my website at https://www.augustjadesterling.com