A BOOK BAR REVIEW: ALL HAIL QUEEN DUCHESS
The synopsis kicks off this journey, the road you travel when you take it in is quite a different story.
When everyone assumes they know your story, how do you tell your truth?
DUCHESS I always wanted to have a big family. That’s why I created my own. My husband is my heart. My mom is my ribs. My kids… They are the air I breathe. Without them, I’m not whole. Everyone has dark secrets, yet mine are the kind of life-altering skeletons that could threaten the very mission I’ve spent my entire life fighting. My children think they know my story, but they don’t. Not all of it. Not the parts that would make them question everything they know in life. My constant has been my love for Stan and that’s a truth I’ll always share.
STANLEY I would move heaven and earth for my family. Yet, for Duchess, I wouldn’t hesitate to give my life and soul in exchange for her to continue to grow the Crowne legacy. She may have taken my last name, but she made it worth more than I ever could have imagined. Years ago, I vowed to spend eternity fighting by her side for missions close to our hearts. Our children think they know our story, but they don’t. We had a life before them. One many aren’t aware of. My love for Duchess has only gotten stronger, but now it seems the past has caught up with the present.
For years, these adopted siblings have lived by the code, Know Thy Enemy. However, what seems too good to be true usually is. Some say mafia. They say family. Can they trust their allies and defend the Crowne legacy? Or will they realize that loyalty, love, and honor are luxuries they can't afford?
Will the real Duchess Crowne stand up!?
Indeed, she does in All Hail Queen Duchess. In Duchess fashion, she tells her truth on her terms.
As the time ticked away for the release of this next Crowne Legacy book, we were all sitting around waiting as if it was a town hall meeting coming to order.
With the unfolding of each release in this series, there was no doubt that Duchess and Stan's story needed telling. With each cameo with Duchess and Stan, the more you tried to figure out what was up with them, questioning if you'd missed something about them that could have made me understand them better.
Sherelle Green has brought us full circle in "All Hail Queen Duchess" as Duchess lays down intricate pieces to the Crowne Legacy puzzle. Now that the pieces to the puzzle have been revealed, we are clear on the mission, and the first order of business is getting Creed in check, posse up, and finish them...in my Mortal Combat voice.
Stanley Crowne elevates the meaning of "Stan the Man" in the way he educates us that it is not always the king who makes the Queen...in his eyes, the knight has the power and strategy!
He is the reason she can do what she does. Because of his unwavering support and his assured masculinity, he is comfortable letting her take the lead. Stan is about his Duchess, everything else, well...
This is a well-crafted story with characters that evoke real feelings. Now, I can't tell you what to do, but as a viable Book Buddy, I strongly suggest you check out "All Hail Queen Duchess" for your reading pleasure.
My Book & Booze Crew; here is a suggested drink pair JAMISON WHISKEY: when it comes to Irish Whiskey, it's Jamison that I will refer to.
The one thing that does it for me is the smoothness and the long finish, and we can thank the triple distilled technique for contributing to that smoothness and long finish.
Jameson can be enjoyed straight, on the rocks, or as a mixer, much like "All Hail Queen Duchess" it is a versatile choice. Both Du...chess, our heroine of the book, and Jameson have the ability to be taken in a multitude of ways, and no matter the choice it can be memorable.
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