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... show more
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.
Publish date: March 31st 2012
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Pages no: 264
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, Regency Romance
, Clean Romance
Series: A Proper Romance
A charming romantic story, set in Regency England, this novel has a banner ‘Proper Romance’. I guess it means romance without sex, which is what it was, and the lack of sex scenes actually enhanced the tale for me. The heroine Marianne is young, naive, and very proper. The hero Philip is charismatic...
Edenbrooke was just what I needed; a quick, light, clean romantic read. It was quite predictable and one of the characters was completely clueless, but it was so much fun.
Delightful. In some ways this book was a bit of the regency romp cliche. There were highwaymen, an abduction, mistaken identity, wealthy dowagers, etc. What set this apart for me was the main character, Marianne. It's not often I really love the heroines of novels. I frequently love the heroes, but ...
Ok, if you were unfortunate enough to be online and see my updating every 5 seconds late last night as I read this book, I apologize. And obviously, based on my first impressions, I hated this book. But I *did* stay up until 1 am to finish it, and I got lazy about updates ... so it improved. But not...
This came highly recommended and just sat on my TBR list for a while. I wish someone would have been a little more forceful about it because I absolutely loved it. Marianne is a great MC. She's smart and witty, hates doing the things "proper" ladies do and for all of those reasons, she is delightful...
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