Book Review: Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson

12820360Title: Edenbrooke

Author: Julianne Donaldson

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

Release Date: March 27, 2012


Book Summary:

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 Marianne 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.

This was my second time reading this book. It had been a little while, so I’d forgotten a lot of the details. Re-reading this book, I was once again blown away by how wonderful it is. It is beautifully written. As I read, I found gems throughout the book where things I’d felt or experienced were perfectly described. I enjoyed the plot. I loved the characters, especially Marianne and Philip. I am so glad I own this book, so I can read it over and over again. 
And Blackmoore, Julianne Donaldson’s second novel, came out this year (it’s on my Christmas list). 
Rating: 5 stars – I loved it!!!
Content: Clean, a little violence
Source: Won in a book giveaway
This book can be purchased from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Deseret Book


I whole-heartedly agree with this 5 star rating!  See my review here. ~inspired kathy