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.
While not a Christian fiction selection I couldn't resist checking this book out after reading about Edenbrooke on Facebook. And am I ever glad I did. First off the publisher promises romance at its 'very best' and 'cleanest' so the only thing missing in this exceptional read is an inspirational thread.
If you are an Austen fan, this book is for you. If you are a Regency fan, this book is for you. If you are a fan of stories where the developing romance takes precedent, this book is for you. If you have a fainting couch, this book is for you. LOL My toes are so curled I may need surgery to straighten them! That's thanks to Philip -- the dynamic (and flirtatious) hero and his many toe curling scenes. And my heart is still all aflutter over the many engaging encounters between Philip and Marianne. I fell in love a little more each page. In fact, one of the things I loved most about this book is that they are together in just about every scene.
The fact that Marianne is such a sweet contradiction of a proper Regency lady endeared her to me. And oh my goodness, but that provides some of the most hysterically funny situations to grace the pages of a Regency romance. Along with witty dialogue galore! Such a delight to read.
In between laughing and swooning I found myself nervously biting my nails in grim anticipation of a plot suddenly gone awry. A charming debut novel that was pure pleasure to read.
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