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October 4, 2012

EDENBROOKE: A PROPER ROMANCE by Julianne Donaldson, 2012

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. (Goodreads)

Reviewed by Brooke—Wife, Mother, Reader

This truly is "A Proper Romance". I loved Edenbrooke. It had the feel of a Jane Austen book, but was easier to read. Marianne, the heroine of this book, is courageous, clumsy, innocent, loyal... so many things. I loved her. Philip, the hero of the book, is dashingly handsome, funny, insightful, and flirtatious. I loved him. Put these two wonderful characters together in a beautiful setting, with an attack by a highwayman, heartache and romance and you have A Proper Romance.

Market: Regency Romance, clean
Language: None
Sensuality: Regency flirting, very clean
Violence: Attack on the coach by a highwayman, mild
Mature themes: None


Anonymous said...

I'm on the wait list at the library for this one right now, but I'm debating just going out and buying it. Everything I've heard/read about it suggests that it'll be an instant win for me. I'm super excited to read it!

Alice said...

Sounds like a great story!