Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson

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.

Oh how I loved this book. I kind of want to scrap all the books in my "To Be Read" pile and just read this again. And again.

I can't think of a single thing that I DIDN'T like about this book. It had romance, it had adventure, it had intrugue, it had romance.... Oh, did I mention that already? This book had everything I love in a Regency novel. I loved Marianne. I thought she was sassy and endearing and completely wonderful. She seemed like someone I would like to be friends with. And the twirling! You'll laugh out loud. :) 

I am so happy I heard about this book! I just read a book set in the same time period, and it wasn't nearly as well-written as this. I thought there was superb character development and the story flowed ridiculously well. This is one to DEFNIITELY buy. I bought it on my Kindle because I was too anxious and wanted to read it *RIGHT NOW*. I didn't want to wait two days for it to be shipped to my house. I'm pathetic. But now I'm sad that I didn't buy it in hard copy, and I'm going to have to buy it again to add to my bookshelf. So save yourself some money, be patient, and buy the actual book! Unless you want to be cool like me and own two copies.

P.S. I know I didn't give much information on this one,  but I wanted to be as vague as the book description so I don't spoil any of the story. Just trust me when I say that YOU WANT TO READ THIS!

Happy Reading!

1 comment:

Katie Dodge said...

I loved it too! So good!! :D