When Marianne is allowed to visit the beautiful Edenbrooke estate and reunite with Cecily, she is Debut novelist Julianne Donaldson is a hopeless romantic. Edenbrooke, by Julianne Donaldson () In the instance of Edenbrooke, a debut novel by Juliann Donaldson, all the features worked to. Edenbrooke: A Proper Romance. Julianne Donaldson. Shadow Mountain, $ trade paper (p) ISBN

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I don’t find the romance engaging and I am bothered by the l This was a very well-done Regency period novel. I understand that this is this author’s donaldsoh book, and as such, I am willing to make allowances. So much so, that I wish I could give it more than five stars.

How humiliating to be so scolded in front of a guest.

She was such a sweet and fun character and she reminded me a lot of myself I think. Providing reliable content ratings for youth and young adult literature. D Aiss, Marianne y Philip han sido adorables. Caller ID Rachelle J. The setting, as Marianne would say, feels like paradise.

Marianne is witty, edenbrokoe and has an innocence that is endearing. Furthermore, was there the need for Lady Caroline to rip into him like that?

She was able to pretend she was a milkmaid and sing a julinne song in front of a stranger at in inn without the least embarrassment, but have a man tell her she’s looking beautiful and suddenly she loses all her wits and that man is an arrogant, odious flirt! Oct 22, Amy rated it did not like it Shelves: Edenbrooke tells an exciting regency story while giving insights into the main character.


Absolutely the best recency romance I’ve read to date.

It leaves you in anticipation and hope for them. If you have seen these titles but haven’t tried them do so now!

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It really is like nothing I have ever read–in a good way. She learned how to ski in the Italian Alps, visited East Berlin before the wall came down, and spent three years living next to a year-old castle.

She created a storyline that eventually became engaging, a hero that was worthy of swooning and created it in a clean environment, though sometimes melodramatically.

I have gotten a lot of negative feedback from readers telling me their opinion and what I should or should not write in the review. But no, she can’t figure it out at ALL.

And not have a reaction like this: There is not an extravagant amount of description in Edenbrookebut the house and grounds are detailed just enough to make you want to pack your bags and move there. I am committed to this plan, and I will see you become all that you can be, both for your own future happiness as well as for what you owe to the family name.

I don’t like the societal customs. The romantic tension is off the hook. Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson. Where is your compassion when I need it most? Chapter 1 Bath, England, It was the oak tree that distracted me. Edenbr Julianne Donaldson grew up as the daughter of a U.


And if it hadn’t been for all the furniture, I might even have twirled It is mentioned twice that someone julianen but no swear words were actually used. Jul 26, Rachel rated it liked it Shelves: While Cecily is enjoying the social life in London, Marianne has been rusticating in Bath with their grandmother for the last fourteen months, since their mother died and their father took himself off to France to grieve alone.

This is surely a story I will want to read over and over again. I am in love with Philip maybe even more than my beloved Mr.

Where are the servants? I was genuinely crying! I mean, there are MEN reading this book, saying they don’t read romances and liking this book. The characters, Marianne and Philip’s relationship, reminds me a lot of Mr. The author did a stunning job.


I rarely buy books full price as in, not at a thrift store or Goodwillbut on seeing the amazing reviews, I went out in a limb and bought it. There is plenty of both so that the reader can really feel the connection between the characters falling in love and what they love about each other. Being my age, I could relate to her very easily and in context of modern life today! And he goes and fetches the food by himself?