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Publisher's Note:

Book Two of The Jonquil Brothers Series. Layton Jonquil has spent the four years since his wife's death in the isolated sanctuary of his home, Farland Meadows, with only his daughter Caroline. Mary Wood, a flame-haired, out-spoken, overly-cheerful governess descends on the household changing both their lives and unearthing secrets Layton would rather remained buried and forgotten. Can one woman bring love back into a house too long without it and reclaim a heart too long broken to heal?…

Drops of Gold

by Sarah M. Eden

Overall Book Review:

Regency fans will enjoy Drops of Gold by Sarah M. Eden.  Although this is the second book in a series about the Jonquil brothers, it stands alone.   The author did an excellent job of making sure that every scene contributed to the plot.  Notably different from similar offerings of this genre in that there were no gratuitous scenes just to make the book longer. 

The story employs the typical method of a character making a rash decision which ultimately results in the predicament or situation upon which the book is based.  The dialogue is not as scathing as that of Jane Austen, but the interaction between the characters is pleasurable and even amusing at times.

A very quick read with plenty of intrigue and character development.  Readers will be pleased to note that Sara M. Eden has written several other Regency novels.  Pick this up for a fun read with some serious themes worthy of contemplation!

This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Covenant Communications

Content Analysis:

Profanity/Language:  None

Violence/Gore:  Report of a character committing suicide; report of an animal being killed by a slingshot; report of a character hitting another with an object.

Sex/Nudity:  Non-married characters embrace, hold hands, walk arm in arm, touch cheeks and kiss; married characters kiss.

Mature Subject Matter:

Death of spouse and parent; suicide; deceit.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

Characters consume liquor after and during meals.

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I primarily read fiction from all genres. I have six children and many happy hours have been spent reading together. I also love quilting, hiking, and camping.