Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Lost Heiress

GIVEAWAY

WHITE, ROSEANNA M.
THE LOST HEIRESS

Brook Eden has never known where she truly belongs. Though raised in the palace of Monaco, she’s British by birth and was brought to the Grimaldis under suspicious circumstances as a babe. When Brook’s friend Justin uncovers the fact that Brook is likely a missing heiress from Yorkshire, Brook leaves the sun of the Mediterranean to travel to the moors of the North Sea to the estate of her supposed family.

The mystery of her mother’s death haunts her, and though her father is quick to accept her, the rest of the family and the servants of Whitby Park are not. Only when Brook’s life is threatened do they draw close—but their loyalty may come too late to save Brook from the same threat that led to tragedy for her mother.

As heir to a dukedom, Justin is no stranger to balancing responsibilities. When the matters of his estate force him far from Brook, the distance between them reveals that what began as friendship has grown into something much more. But how can their very different loyalties and responsibilities ever come together?

And then, for a second time, the heiress of Whitby Park is stolen away because of the very rare treasure in her possession—and this time only the servants of Whitby can save her.

My Review:

Loved loved loved loved LOVED this book!!!! It's long -- over 400 pages but I didn't want it to end. White pulled me into this Downton Abbeyesque world and I wanted to stay there forever. A seamless blend of suspense and romance in a historical setting makes this the perfect read.

Brook is an exquisite heroine -- a unique blend of daring and demure. And Justin -- be still my heart -- a divine hero, Brook's best friend who wants to be more but he can be a little dense when it comes to the romance department (an unfortunate trait of many toe-curling heroes.) Loved the give and take in their friendship -- they can finish each other's sentences in some cases while being complete communication dunderheads in others. And oh la la, when they argue! Sublime.

Intrigue casts a dark shadow over Brook's homecoming where layers of betrayal place her in danger. But while the suspense is gripping, White manages to punctuate the darker parts of the story with some light-hearted comedic moments. Makes for a startling contrast and a truly enjoyable read.

An overlapping theme of trusting God in the midst of fear brings an added dimension to the story. And not just the fear of danger but more simple, everyday fears like not being accepted, the fear of change, of trusting your heart to someone else's keeping. Realistic struggles brought into perspective by a strong faith element.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  The Lost Heiress please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday November 8 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

55 comments:

  1. Thanks for offering this, Roseanna is a great author, cover artist, editor AND homeschool mom! blissful63(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Wow --she's a multi-tasker. Good luck, Lauralee. This book is the first I've read by her but it won't be the last.

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  2. Kav, sounds intriguing. Count me in!

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. You're counted, Cheryl. Good luck.

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  3. I really enjoyed her Culper Ring trilogy - can't wait to get my hands on this one!

    rachaeldalquist AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. I have to back track and read those. Good luck, Rachael.

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  4. I heard this is a good book. kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom.

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  5. Your great review practically begged me to enter the giveaway! ;) I've never read this author. It sounds amazing!
    pocoauthorATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Glad I could entice you, Nicole. It's an awesome read. Good luck.

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  6. I have really enjoyed all of the "royalty" books that have come out recently and this looks like another good one to add to my TBR list.
    reneerachoyolsenATgmailDOTcom

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    1. It definitely is. Good luck, Heather.

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  7. Kav, this one sounds like a great, great book. I would love to read it!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  8. Sounds great!

    alysap at yahoo dot com

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  9. She's the Best. Keeps her books intriguing and page turning.
    amylsmith AT bledsoe dot NET

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    1. I'm so excited to read more of her books. Good luck, Aimee.

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  10. This sounds like a great read! Thanks for the giveaway Kav. : )

    sunshine6892 at hotmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Cathy. Good luck.

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  11. OH I both LOVE and don't like when you don't want them to end! LOL! Because that means they're REALLY great, but then they do eventually have to end! :/ :D I've been really wanting to read this one ever since it came out and I'm SO glad it's good! :)

    Hugs, Amada
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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  12. Sounds like a gripping mystery. I'm dying to know what is up with her mom's death and what is her fate? Please include me in the giveaway. Thank you.

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    1. It's totally gripping from beginning to end. Good luck, fredamans.

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  13. Yep, agree with you 100% about this book Kav! I've been very blessed to be on her street team and to read/review this book by Roseanna! She was a new-to-me author and I so LOVED this book. Very much looking forward to her next one "The Reluctant Duchess", this one about Brice (Duke of Nottingham). My favorite side hero in the story, there just isn't enough information about him ;-)
    If you want to see my review of this book, check out Goodreads or Amazon ;-)

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    1. Ooohhhhh ---I was hoping the next book would feature him. Love the way she set that up. I'll have to see when it's due to come out. And I'll definitely check your review.

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  14. Thank you for the chance to win this book! I've been wanting to read Roseanna's books for awhile now, and would love to start with 'The Lost Heiress'.

    dandtdearing {at} earthlink {dot} net

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    1. This one was my first read by her as well. Good luck, Tammi.

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  15. another day another book another chance
    mknewswangerATgmailDOTcom

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    1. LOL good philosophy there, Michele. Good luck.

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  16. Ever since I first saw this book & read the synopsis, I have wanted to read it. I find the whole 'Lost Heiress' theme totally intriguing. And then in your review I spied the words: Downton Abbeyesque world.....I love Downton Abbey! Total clincher for me! :)
    ~Alison

    nj(dot)bossman(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. It has a downstairs point of view in it as well so that enhances the Downton Abbey vibe. Good luck, Alison.

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  17. I love all things British mysteries!!! And the cover is pure genius.

    Count me in, please.

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. The cover does cast a certain allure, doesn't it? Good luck, Janka.

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  18. I can't wait to read this, I love long stories, and this sounds wonderful!

    missionwife AT hotmail DOT com

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  19. I'd absolutely love to read this title! :) Thanks for the giveaway, Kav!

    nataliedmonk AT gmail DOT com

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    1. You're welcome, Natalie. Good luck.

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  20. I'm familiar with Roseanna, but haven't actually read any of her books! This sounds great.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. That was me too...but now I can't wait to read the rest of them. Good luck, Patty.

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  21. There are a lot of fears that aren't dangerous but are still important! Love to read this.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Yes -- they can stunt your spiritual growth too. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  22. Thanks for the review. I haven't yet read any of Roseanna's books but it sounds like I'm really missing out. I'll have to look for this one.
    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Oh, yes you are. It's fantastic. Good luck, Pam.

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  23. This is a new to me author even though I have seen it featured on other blogs over the past few months I haven't had a chance to read it yet. The story sounds fabulous to me !

    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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    1. It's awesome! Good luck, Deanne.

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  24. Great review, you got me at historical, romance, and suspense.
    Sounds like something I WANT to read.

    eeyore722 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  25. From the cover to the description to your review. This is obviously a must for the wish list. Sounds like 400 pages of perfection. Please include me, Kav! Thanks!

    KellysShining(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. 400+ pages of perfection. Happy reader sigh. Good luck, Kelly.

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  26. I've never read any book by this author, but they sound really good!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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    1. This was my first one by her too, and I will definitely be reading more. Good luck, Samantha.

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  27. Dying to uncover the mysteries surrounding Brook!! Thank you, Kav!!

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    1. You're welcome, Bonnie. Good luck.

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