Thursday, October 13, 2016
Edenbrook - Book review
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.
I must say, I wasn't sure if I'd like this one when I first started as I'm usually not a huge fan of books written from first person, but it didn't take before I found myself really enjoying the story. And then I was hooked. The hero of this story is great--almost as great as Mr. Darcy. :) He has a lot of Jane Austen's hero's appeal...but he talks more often which keeps you turning pages.
Set in the Regency Era, the author did well at portraying society and the surroundings. The book is full of romance, an underlying mystery tied to the highwayman, and loyalties to her heart and her family tested, Edenbrook was a delight.