The Lost Duke of Wyndham by Julia Quinn tells the story of Grace Eversleigh who is the companion of the dowager duchess of Wyndham. Traveling one night, their carriage is overtaken by highwayman Jack Audley. The dowager duchess sees something in Jack and believes him to be her long lost grandson and brings him back to her home to try to prove that he is the son of her deceased favorite son. As his title is threatened, the current duke and cousin to Jack must find a way to prevent everyone from learning whether Jack’s parents were legitimately married in Ireland. As Jack tries to come to terms with his possible increase in social standing, he finds himself enamored by Grace, and she by him. But if Jack is a duke why would he ever want to marry a lowly servant?
I was emailed a preview of this book a while ago and always wanted to read it, so when I was at the library and saw it out of the corner of my eye, I knew I had to finally see how it ended. I was sad to say that it was not as good as I anticipated. Things seemed to come so neatly together, and the characters did not have the depth I would have liked. It was an extremely light read without enough substance. I’m glad that I only checked it out of the library and didn’t buy it. It wasn’t terrible by any means. I just was expecting something with a little more depth to it.