Friday, August 5, 2022

Silver Dollar Duke: An American Victorian Romance (Hearts of Arizona Book 1) Reviewed

Silver Dollar Duke
I am quickly becoming a big fan of historical fiction books written by Sally Britton. Previously, I read the Supposed Scandal series and loved all three books.  

Silver Dollar Duke is the first book in the "Hearts of Arizona" series and I really enjoyed the story. I have no doubt I will love the next 2 books in this series as well. I plan to start reading the second book, Copper for the Countess, immediately.

I wasn't sure how an American silver dollar would relate to an English duke, but I was rather intrigued by the title. Turns out, the silver dollar played a big part in the duke's life, but I won't ruin that touch of mystery for you by sharing that significance in this review.

This is a rather light, entertaining read that any historical romance fiction fan would enjoy. In most of the books I read, the female is the central focus of the story. While there is a prominent female character, the duke and his childhood dreams are the highlight of this book.

 

Silver Dollar Duke Synopsis

As the second son of a marquess in England, Evan Rounsevell had his life mapped out for him. He knew he would be required to “work” for his father even though all of the family property would be inherited by his older brother, and then his brother's son. 

 Silver Dollar Duke: An American Victorian Romance (Hearts of Arizona Book 1)Check PriceDuke didn't resent the expectations or family obligations, but he did have a lifelong dream. As a child, he had met Buffalo Bill and had seen him perform. Duke wanted to visit the wild west of America and experience being a cowboy firsthand before he was completely entrenched in England. He spent his childhood learning to shoot, practicing lassoing a cow by lassoing sheep, and riding horses. As an adult, he knew he would have to run away for a little while to have the opportunity to make his dream come true. That is exactly what he did! 

Duke quickly found himself running out of money as he traveled across America. He needed a job to continue his adventure and for his return ticket home. When he met the Bolton brothers in Tombstone, Arizona, they offered him a job as a ranch hand on their father’s ranch along with the promise of getting to participate in a cattle drive. Duke was thrilled by this fabulous, once in a lifetime opportunity. It was exactly what he had always desired. 

There were some unexpected experiences in his wild west journey including falling in love with the ranch owner's daughter, Daniella "Dannie" Bolton.

The last thing Dannie needed was another "temporary" man in her life. From the very beginning, Duke had made it clear that he had to return to England. They agreed to be friends and nothing more, but the "best laid plans" often go awry.

 Silver Dollar Duke: An American Victorian Romance (Hearts of Arizona Book 1)Check Price Copper for the Countess: An American Victorian Romance (Hearts of Arizona Book 2)Check Price A Lady's Heart of Gold: An American Victorian Romance (Hearts of Arizona Book 3)Check Price Silver Dollar Duke: An American Victorian Romance - AudioCheck Price

 



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10 comments:

  1. Light-hearted historical romance sounds like the perfect summertime 'read'. Thanks much for telling me about Silver Dollar Duke and the "Hearts of Arizona" series of books.

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    1. It is the perfect summertime (or anytime) read, Elf! I finished the 2nd book last night and found it equally entertaining.

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  2. What a culture shock, though delight, it must have been for Duke to experience the Wild West in comparison with his England roots. You have a real knack for finding unique historical romance series' that bring you and other readers great pleasure. The reward is knowing there is another book to follow once you reach the last page.

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    1. You are so right Diana. I love knowing there is another book to start as soon as I finish the first one! I finished book 2 last night and enjoyed it "almost" as much as the Silver Dollar Duke. This series is definitely unique.

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  3. Oh this sounds like a lovely summer read. I love historical novels too and one with a lighthearted plot might just be what I need to read right now. Thanks for bringing this book to my attention. I think I hear my "reading chair" calling!

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    1. I recommend responding to your "reading chair" immediately, Olivia! You will, no doubt, enjoy this book.

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  4. Mouse, this sounds like a delightful series! As you know, I routinely listen to audiobooks at night to help me fall asleep and prefer lighter fare for that purpose. This series seems perfect for my “bedtime stories.” Thanks so much for recommending it!

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  5. Sounds very good. I also love historical fiction. I think the number one genre is Historical Fiction? I could be wrong, but I thought I read that somewhere. One of these days I'm going to sit down and read one versus watching historical fiction in tv and movies. Maybe doing it Margaret's way with audiobooks is the way to go.

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  6. Don't you love it when you find a series you love? Thanks for the recommend.

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  7. I have had such good luck with the television and book recommendations from you lately. This sounds like another relaxing, fun read.

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