The introduction from the publisher states that you won’t want to put this book down until you finish it. I thought to myself, sure that is what they all say. True statement! I did not put this book down until I was done, it was THAT good!
Love at first glance at the Title honestly. Described as a Proper Romance, what a superb new genre! Reading “Edenbrooke” just brought thoughts of a beautiful castle in the country with wondrous gardens and lovely lords and ladies around. Well the title conjured up quite accurate descriptions once I got reading!
Upon their Mother’s death, Marianne Daventry and twin sister Cecily are sent by their Father to separate homes to mourn as he takes off on a trip to mourn alone. Marianne is sent to live with her Grandmother in the city of Bath, while Cecily is sent to live with her Mother’s best friend Caroline Wyndham, in Kent. Marianne is drowning in city life while she long to run and twirl in the country air. Grandmother is crotchety to say the least and now wants to have Marianne learn to behave like a Lady. Marianne is invited to visit the Wyndhams at their country estate and meet once again with her sister, which Grandmother feels will be a perfect opportunity for Marianne to learn the lady like ways.
Such beautiful descriptions of the estate and the grounds of Edenbrooke I could envision being there! The heroine Marianne is such a free spirited young lady who just wants to sit in the gardens and paint and twirl around under big trees with her hands in the air. Missing her father so much and the country it is so nice to see her going off to the Wyndhams estate. And Lady Caroline has a single son, too bad her sister Cecily plans on marrying him.
Get the idea?? Super sweet romance. Loved every minute of it! One of the best romance novels I have read in a long time. Just pure, sweet love!!
Fantastic job to Julianne Donaldson on her debut novel! I look forward to reading many more Proper Romances from her.
I received an ARC (Advanced Readers Copy) from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I have an ARC to give to one of my readers as well. You do NOT want to miss reading this book!!
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