Sweeping Romance and Mystery in the Edwardian Era
About the Author:
pens her novels beneath her Betsy Ross flag, with her Jane Austen action figure watching over her. When not writing fiction, she's homeschooling her two children, editing and designing, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of nine novels, ranging from biblical fiction to American-set romances to her new British series. Roseanna lives with her family in West Virginia.
Learn more at www.RoseannaMWhite.com.
I was blessed with this book courtesy of Bethany House in exchange for my honest opinion.
Warning!! Don't pick up this novel unless you have time to read. Ok... I am just kidding, but seriously, this is one that will stick in your head. A mystery, a touch of romance, a bit of adventure... You will have a hard time putting it down. I know! Because, I did. Busy schedule, squeezing in some reading here and there, that's how I read, but oh how I hate when a book grabs me and I have to put it down because duty calls, responsibilities beckon, and the story has to wait.
I loved the characters in the book. At the beginning it took me just a little time to get everyone straight, but once that was under belt, I became caught up in the plot. It's a bit like a fairy tale. Brook, a girl of stunning beauty, but lost identity, finally finds her home. Not without struggle though, as most believe she is also a pretender as the ones before her. Her only comfort, Justin, her best friend. But not for long, as he must assume his own responsibilities possibly at the cost of their relationship. A vicious attack, secrets, and nobility aim to threaten not only Brook's life, but also her happiness. Thankfully, brooks faith sustains her.
Can love survive? Or is an arranged marriage the best for endurance? Who can be trusted and who is out to get her? Well, I can't say much more without spoiling it. But I can highly recommend it, and hope you enjoy it as much as I did.