“Companion to The Lost Duke of Wyndham. This is the story told from the eyes of Thomas Cavendish, the current Duke of Wyndham, and his fiance, Lady Amela Willoughby.”Sue Plaisance wrote this review Monday, September 16, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“An excellent companion read to "The Lost Duke of Wyndam". Enchanting story.”Kristen P wrote this review Wednesday, August 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really enjoyed this story! From reading others reviews, some hated that this book took place at the exact same time as the first book, but I had read the first story some months ago and while I remembered the story and parts seemed familiar it was from a different point of view and well done I think. I enjoyed Thomas and Amelia's story more that Jack and Grace! Very glad I read it! ”Mya B wrote this review Friday, March 29, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great characters, gentle humor.”Jillian Leigh wrote this review Sunday, January 20, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The story is identical to The Lost Duke of Wyndham, but from different POVs. This is unfortunate as the plot becomes tedious.
Thomas and Amelia, however, are an engaging couple and I actually preferred them to Grace and Jack.
Overall, the book would have been better merged with the first rather than as a separate installment. ”
“not one her better ones.”trish wrote this review Saturday, January 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I'll be honest: I thought I was going to hate this one after just a few pages in. I mean, it takes place in the EXACT SAME time frame in the EXACT SAME place as the first one. We're going to have a LOT of repeated conversations. But I didn't JUST read the first one (it was a few weeks ago) so it wasn't terribly fresh on my mind. So, it actually worked for me. The perspectives were so entirely different that it didn't feel stale. I do have to say that I don't understand why Jack couldn't just give up the title like he wanted to. At one point in this one, they say that he could if they find out he's the heir, but then when he wants to, no one will let him. ”Jennifer J wrote this review Friday, October 5, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The Lost Duke of Wyndham/Mr. Cavendish, I Presume - Julia Quinn
I am finally getting around to reading this experimental set of companion novels by Quinn. IMO neither book was complete on its own so reading both is really the way to go. I agree w/much of the criticism that there was a lot of repetition which I expected considering the premise. Since I read them back-to-back, I skimmed many repeated scenes. In the end, I would have preferred 1 longer book than 2 separate stories.
It is difficult to treat each book separately, but I liked Mr. Cavendish a little bit better than the Lost Duke, probably because my sympathies were really with Thomas as his world tumbled down around him. And I enjoyed seeing him start to realize who Amelia really was and that he truly had never really "seen" her in all the years they were betrothed. His struggle to discover who he really was w/out the title was very poignant for me. While Jack's life would change drastically, too, on becoming the Duke, I think it was harder on Thomas. I did believe that both couples really did love each other in the end, and I could picture them down the road. I thought both epilogues brought the 2 stories to a satisfying conclusion.
Hats off to Quinn for trying something new. It worked for some and not for others. ”
“The second story from Amelia and Thomas's perspective is much more interesting!”Anotherday1787 wrote this review Thursday, July 26, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No