Book Review: Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson

15795628Title: Blackmoore

Author: Julianne Donaldson

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

Release Date: September 9, 2013


Book Summary:

Kate Worthington knows her heart and she knows she will never marry. Her plan is to travel to India instead—if only to find peace for her restless spirit and to escape the family she abhors. But Kate’s meddlesome mother has other plans. She makes a bargain with Kate: India, yes, but only after Kate has secured—and rejected—three marriage proposals.

Kate journeys to the stately manor of Blackmoore determined to fulfill her end of the bargain and enlists the help of her dearest childhood friend, Henry Delafield. But when it comes to matters of love, bargains are meaningless and plans are changeable. There on the wild lands of Blackmoore, Kate must face the truth that has kept her heart captive. Will the proposal she is determined to reject actually be the one thing that will set her heart free?

Set in Northern England in 1820, Blackmoore is a Regency romance that tells the story of a young woman struggling to learn how to follow her heart. It is Wuthering Heights meets Little Women with a delicious must-read twist.

I loved this book. It took me a little longer to get into this book than Edenbrooke, but once I did get into it, I was hooked. Kate and Henry were both such excellent characters. This was a book that tugged at my heart. Especially as I read about Kate’s struggles. I liked how well the scenes were described, transporting me to England as I read. This book was wonderful. I look forward to reading it again in the future. 
Rating: 5 stars – I loved it!!!
Content: Clean
Source: Purchased
This book can be purchased from Deseret Book, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble


  1. This was a favorite for me when I read it last year. I was in a book tour, and I didn’t get to reviewing it till two months later, but I loved it. It’s interesting that it took a while for you to get into it. I didn’t read Edenbrooke, but I was sucked right into this one from the beginning.

  2. I loved it too! It was a great read. This is one I’d enjoy rereading. Edenbrooke too! Loved it even more!
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