Author: Julianne Donaldson
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Published: March 2012
Paperback: 240 pages
FTC FYI: Review copy
Goodreads Summary: Marianne Daventry will do anything to escape the boredom of Bath and the amorous attentions of an unwanted suitor. So when an invitation arrives from her twin sister, Cecily, to join her at a sprawling country estate, she jumps at the chance. Thinking she’ll be able to relax and enjoy her beloved English countryside while her sister snags the handsome heir of Edenbrooke, Marianne finds that even the best laid plans can go awry.
From a terrifying run-in with a highwayman to a seemingly harmless flirtation, Marianne finds herself embroiled in an unexpected adventure filled with enough romance and intrigue to keep her mind racing. Will she be able to rein in her traitorous heart, or will a mysterious stranger sweep her off her feet? Fate had something other than a relaxing summer in mind when it sent Marianne to Edenbrooke.
This book is an absolute delight. I loved everything about it. Especially the twirling. :) I loved Marianne. My heart would break for her at times, but it was all worth it in the end. Phillip is a dream, he was my favorite. He would light up the pages. I laughed out loud at times, and smiled a lot while reading Edenbrooke. Not only is this a great romance story, there is some page-turning suspense as well. The author did an excellent job with the setting, and language of the characters. I felt very regent while reading this. :)
5 out of 5 stars. This is the Julianne's first book, and she did an excellent job. I can't wait to read more from her.
I have an extra copy of Edenbrooke to giveaway! I won a copy at Storymakers. Just leave a comment, and it could be yours (I would love it if you would follow this blog, but it's not required). Contest ends next Wednesday.