Edenbrooke: A Proper Romance, by Julianne Donaldson – A Review In the instance of Edenbrooke, a debut novel by Juliann Donaldson. “Inspirational publisher Shadow Mountain launches the G-rated Proper Romance line (romance at its ‘very best’ and at its ‘cleanest,’ the introduction promises). Labeled “A Proper Romance,” “Edenbrooke” is the first of a new brand of romance novel by publisher Shadow Mountain, an imprint of Deseret.

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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 romannce, Cecily, to join her at a sprawling country estate, she jumps at the chance. From a terrifying run-in with a highwayman to a seemingly harmless flirtation, Marianne finds herself embroiled in an unexpected adventure filled romanfe 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 edenbgooke summer in mind when it sent Marianne to Edenbrooke. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

Book review: ‘Edenbrooke’ is a delightful, clean Regency love story

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The Kiss of a Stranger: Editorial Reviews Review A heart-pounding love story. I couldn t stop turning the pages until I finished it. A must read for all romantics! It s the kind of book you read time and time again and recommend to everyone. WrightEdenbrooke combines charming characters and a lovely setting for a delightful read. It was hard to put down! Debut novelist Julianne Donaldson is a hopeless romantic.

Her degree in English has only fueled her passion to write. She and her husband live in Salt Lake City, Utah, with their four children, but she takes every opportunity she can to travel the English countryside.

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Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. This book was such a pleasant surprise to a reader getting tired of the ‘same old thing’ with regency romances. I didn’t want porn I wanted a story that could capture my imagination, wouldn’t butcher the time period, and had characters you could believe actually fell in love.

This was the book to fit all of those criteria! Donaldson created such a wonderful world to escape into with excellent character development and storyline. This is a very well written book that you will find yourself falling in love with! I started re-reading passages immediately after finishing the book because I did not want to leave the story. Anticipating her next book greatly! Donaldson writes in a commentary at the end of her book that Georgette Heyer was one of her influences.

I adore Heyer’s books and Edenbrooke had a very similar feel with the exceptions that it moves a lot quicker and there is more of a love story in Edenbrooke than Heyer put into her longer novels something I always wished for more of.

As stated above, you really feel like these characters could realistically fall in love. The hero wears his heart on his sleeve while still being masculine and the heroine is daring and unconventional while still being true to the era and social constraints on a female. Highly recommend this book one you will want on your shelf and your Kindle!

I don’t give out a lot of five star reviews but I don’t think it’s possible to over praise this book. It’s clean, sweet, tension at its best. It was well edited and charming, start to finish. Even better, the author has taken less liberty with regency era rules than most regency novelists. The heroine, Marianne, is innocent and endearing even if she does blush a lot.

When a visit to a country estate puts her in the path of Phillip, the heir of Edenbrooke, she has to choose between her happiness and her sister’s. But first she has to understand her heart and trust Phillip’s. And Phillip, where to begin? Could Donaldson have written a more perfect character? If I weren’t already married if fall in love with him myself!!!! I so thoroughly enjoyed this book and everything about it! So much so, that I wish I could give it more than five stars.

So much so, that I am reviewing it after it’s been out three and a half years and already has reviews and mine isn’t needed.

Edenbrooke: A Proper Romance – Deseret Book

So much that I am reviewing it, not because someone asked if I’d be interested, but because I desperately wanted to. Edenbrooke is a fabulous book full edenbrolke laughs and tingles. Donaldson’s writing is enchanting–the language both modern and yet perfect for the time period, a Regency novel that is comfortable, not stuffy.

It’s funny with a hint of intrigue. Marianne is independent and a bit sassy, fun-loving and intelligent. Philip is kind and thoughtful, playful and genuine. He’s also good at picking up hints and knows how to give impeccable gifts. He’s the perfect hero, and I look edenbroke to reading Heir to Edenbrooke.


But what makes it different from other Regency sweet romance books that I loved? First, I especially enjoyed the circumstances of their meeting. Second, how Marianne is so unlike the women she is surrounded by and how that attracts Philip.

And third, the dance scene. Author Mariana Zapata posted that she liked reading this book last weekend, so I one-clicked. She was right — it’s charming and fun. My favorite part is in the beginning, when Marianne is at the inn, trying to eat her dinner, and has to sing a milkmaid’s song.

It is difficult to think about girls marrying at age 17, which is what society intends for this heroine to do.

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Teenage girls are so new to the world, I am sure a lot of marriages as this book shows seemed like one wonderful thing and actually were another, more miserable thing. The character’s twin sister, insensitive, frivolous and self-consumed, does a bit of an about-face at the end, in the name of happy endings.

Some of the heroine’s details — the motion sickness, the fainting and ednebrooke, the small stature, the silly twirling, the accident-prone behavior edenbroooke are a little tiresome. Fortunately, her painting skills are a good talent, and her sense of humor shows up in the clutch. This is a beautiful love story.

I stayed up late twice to finish it the first time I read edenbrookw I’ve now read it many times and I’ve stayed up late each time lol. Priper heroine is very relatable for me. She’s strong, but insecure at the same time. She didn’t really know how to take a compliment and assumes she’s being teased when someone flirts with her.

The banter between the two main characters is great. It reminded me very much of my husband’s and my “courtship” we got together despite me lol.

I also love that both main characters have morals, something that seems to be lacking or even “out of style” nowadays. When someone asks me what my favorite book is, it’s The Fdenbrooke of Winnipeg and Me they say the f-bomb in that a lot, so if that bothers you, then you may want to skip itPride and Prejudice, and this one.

When life has me down, or I just want a good book to read. I come “home” to these books, and this is always the first of the three I reach for. I’m in my thirties, but I first read it when I was in my twenties.

I’ve shared it with my parents and friends who romabce it just as much as I did. I read it at least once every year. I highly recommend this book! One person found this helpful. See all 1, reviews.