Irresistable and charming, I couldn’t put Edenbrooke down. In fact, Edenbrooke made me so unabashedly happy that I read it three times! Kind-hearted Marianne and chivalrous Philip will flit and flirt their way into readers’ hearts, all while they try to navigate love’s many obstacles.
With Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer as her inspiration, first-time author Julianne Donaldson captures the absolute best of the Regency period. Quick pacing and less formal language allow readers both young and old to enjoy many a swoon-worthy scene. in addition to a perfectly chaste romance, Donaldson includes action, humor and a touching tribute to families. This delightful tale needs to be on everyone’s “to-read” list!
This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Shadow Mountain
Violence/Gore: Secondhand account of a family member’s death; a character is dragged out of a carriage by her leg; a character is shot and receives an injury; two characters fight and receive minor injuries; two characters duel, and one receives a cut on his face.
Sex/Nudity: Numerous incidents of kissing, flirtatious behavior, and hand-holding; a character believes another is involved in conquests of a sexual nature; a character is abducted and the kidnapper to alludes wanting sexual activity to occur between the two (none actually occur). A few accounts of touching and caressing occur.
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