The Duke of Orleans by John Simpson

Title: The Duke of Orleans

Author: John Simpson

Genre: GBLT Historical

Length: Novella

Publisher: Silver Publishing

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb:  Twenty years old Richard Giles is living on the streets of London in the year 1660, scrounging for food and shelter the best he is able after the closure of his place of employment and death of his mother.

After being given shelter for the night by a kindly old man Richard is back on the streets when an unfortunate incident brings him into contact with a man who may just change the direction of his life, for the better.

Review:  This is a rag to riches story and I kinda liked it.   Richard is down on his luck and after the kindness of an old man; he feels his luck just might be changing. The Duke of Orleans takes pity on the poor man who gets soaked by his carriage and it’s the start of something beautiful.

Now I have to say it’s not historically accurate but I for one didn’t care, its fiction so I was quite happy to read about a down and out young man who captured the heart of The Duke of Orleans.

This book gave me a warm good feeling and I would recommend this book for anyone who wants a nice light read with a happy ending.




2 thoughts on “The Duke of Orleans by John Simpson

  1. Thanks Pixie, you got it right. Yes, it isn’t totally historically accurate, but as you say, it is fiction and I take license with this type of story to play lose with the facts! Thank you for a nice review.

    John Simpson

    1. It was my pleasure Mr Simpson and I look forward to reading more of your books.


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