Monday, August 13, 2012

Book Love: Edenbrooke

While in Canada this past week, my mother-in-law suggested this book. She told me how cute it was and had a Jane Austen-y feel. At first I was a little hesitant because sometimes books that are too "period" get boring and long. But within the first chapter I was hooked!


"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 she 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 could probably go on and on about how much I loved this book, but here are a few things that I loved specifically:
I adore her writing style.
It had a proper-sounding tone throughout
I LOVE the story
I could connect with the main character
It made my heart flutter, made me want to cry, made me feel for the main character
Nothing was inappropriate

Oh my heck, it was just so sensational! Kind of like watching a chick flick. A really good one.

But don't just trust me, there are {thousands} more reviews here!

{p.s. this is my 100th post!!}


  1. Oh, I am so next in line to borrow this...:)

    P.S. Congratulations on reaching 100!

  2. Hi there, would you like to link in to “Books You Loved”. Here is the link Books You Loved August Edition Cheers
    Ps I am now following your blog. If you link in and like my blog I would appreciate you following me back.

  3. Hey Elyse! I awarded you the Liebster Award over here:

  4. Thanks for linking this in Elyse. And a big thank you too for following Carole's Chatter. Have a great week.

  5. Just a note to let you know that your link in to Books You Loved: August was showcased in the September edition which has just posted. Would love to see another contribution from you this month! This is the link - Books You Loved September Edition