Thursday, September 17, 2015
Brook Eden has never known where she truly belongs. Though raised in the palace of Monaco, she's British by birth and was brought to the Grimaldis under suspicious circumstances as a babe. When Brook's friend Justin uncovers the fact that Brook is likely a missing heiress from Yorkshire, Brook leaves the sun of the Mediterranean to travel to the moors of the North Sea to the estate of her supposed family.
The mystery of her mother's death haunts her, and though her father is quick to accept her, the rest of the family and the servants of Whitby Park are not. Only when Brook's life is threatened do they draw close--but their loyalty may come too late to save Brook from the same threat that led to tragedy for her mother.
As heir to a dukedom, Justin is no stranger to balancing responsibilities. When the matters of his estate force him far from Brook, the distance between them reveals that what began as friendship has grown into something much more. But how can their very different loyalties and responsibilities ever come together?
And then, for a second time, the heiress of Whitby Park is stolen away because of the very rare treasure in her possession--and this time only the servants of Whitby can save her.
I loved this book! It took me way longer to read than it should have, mainly due to the fact that I have been incredibly busy these past weeks! But that in no way reflects how much I enjoyed the story! To be honest as I started this book I was a little unsure how the plot would stretch for the over 430 page book, though I should have never doubted this author! Everything flowed brilliantly and the plot never slowed. I was totally swept away to historic England and I loved it. Brook was a fascinating heroine! I loved her free spirit and her determination to be who she was, though it was never in an obnoxious way. And even though Justin was occasionally misguided and too stubborn for his own good he was still a great hero and he was perfect for Brook. I also really enjoyed seeing Brook's relationship with her father blossom, it was beautiful!
This whole book was absolutely amazing and I loved it from start to finish! The adventure, bits of humor, the romance, and all the other relationships all came together to make a fabulous story that I highly recommend!
Meet the Author
Roseanna M. White 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 has a slew of historical novels available, ranging from biblical fiction to American-set romances to her new British series. She lives with her family in West Virginia. Learn more at www.RoseannaMWhite.com
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.