Edenbrookeby: Julianne Donaldson
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.
“Delightful and completely engrossing. This beautiful love story will warm the reader’s heart.”-Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“Shadow Mountain Publishing debuted its new spin on the Romance novel recently…and its enchanting debut title Edenbrooke…has proven itself to be a winner right out of the gate.”-The Huffington Post“Delightfully witty dialogue is engaging… our heroine operates slightly outside the expectations of a “genteel” lady of her time. And unlike many romances which drag the characters through conflict, prolonging their joy until the finale, this refreshingly straightforward tale provides tender interludes throughout. This debut novel captures all the charm of the Regency period – while offering plenty of romance for readers who crave a bit more than the tight-lipped love scenes written by 19th century writers.”-The Horn Book
“Ms. Donaldson shows great promise. As a debut novel Edenbrooke was delightful and diverting. She particularly excelled at the witty repartee between the main characters and developed the second string beautifully to support the narrative.”-Austenprose.com
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Publish Date: 2013