Beloved Regency author Julianne Donaldson returns with another beautifulromance in Blackmoore. As an admirer of Donaldson’s work, I was anxious to see if Blackmoore could meet the high standard set by its award-winning predecessor, Edenbrooke. Happily, Blackmoore is exquisite in dialogue and detail! Donaldson mixes notable characters, breathtaking settings, and a tender romance to create a remarkable page-turner.
Donaldson has a knack for creating unforgettable protagonists. Adventurous and kind-hearted, Kate struggles against her self-serving mother. Though she is allowed to travel to her friends’ estate, the knowledge that she can never be with the man she loves haunts Kate. As the tale unfolds, readers will be taken on a journey that will tug on heartstrings. (I admit to being an emotional mess while reading!) The romantic tension between the story’s two lovebirds made every scene memorable. Fans of romance should read this book!
This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Shadow Mountain
Violence/Gore: A bag of kittens is thrown into the river to drown; a character recalls seeing an animal caught in a trap
Sex/Nudity: A few scenes of passionate kissing with touching and caressing; a man is reported to be swimming in the nude; a few sexual references are made.
Mature Subject Matter:
Sacrifice, family relationships
Alcohol / Drug Use:
A character smokes a pipe.