When Marianne is allowed to visit the beautiful Edenbrooke estate and reunite with Cecily, she is Debut novelist Julianne Donaldson is a hopeless romantic. Edenbrooke, by Julianne Donaldson () In the instance of Edenbrooke, a debut novel by Juliann Donaldson, all the features worked to. Edenbrooke: A Proper Romance. Julianne Donaldson. Shadow Mountain, $ trade paper (p) ISBN

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And on her first night here! We know she loves twirling because she cannot stand outside without wanting to twirl. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I loved all the major and minor characters. I am going to re-read it over again and again! Su historia de amor Each time I read this I seem to fall in love just a little bit more. This book is special. Writing — There is no way I can describe the quality of writing and not come off as a pompous jerk.

Edenbrooke: A Proper Romance – Deseret Book

Off to Edenbrooke Marianne and her maid Betsy go by carriage on their big adventure. And they take meals together, alone??

Then a new coach with a coachman shows up to drive Marianne edsnbrooke her maid to their destination, this coachman with instructions, apparently to ABDUCT Marianne forcefully into the coach if she were to refuse this sudden charity.

I absolutely loved it and recommend it to all my friends and family. You could have changed coach to limo and it could have taken place in the upscale neighborhood down the street from me last year. I love Jane Austen and have all of her books, though I have often felt that her stories needed more conversation and interaction between her main characters.


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Please note that I am not going to change a word of this review, and further repetitive comments WILL be deleted, since they all seem to be from the same people, or at least, focused on the same point. Where is your compassion when I edenbrookw it the most?

And as for the hero – I want to marry him! A maid once put it on my bed by mistake, but even then I did not touch it. A book that is hard to put down! Once I was at Edenbrooke, I craved more story and felt we were short julkanne.


I literally couldn’t put it down and read it in one day! I read this book in less than 12 hours. It was a joke!

Phillip becomes that friend and it is fun to read and watch their edenbroke develop. Isn’t this supposed to be a huge estate? It’s labelled as a “proper romance”, because there aren’t any graphic love scenes, but the behaviour of the hero and heroine is deeply improper from the moment they first meet.

Will Marianne be able to rein in her traitorous heart, or will a mysterious stranger sweep her off her feet? Donaodson to Read Currently Reading Read. It was by far my favorite romance of The best romance I have ever read. Start shopping for cats, Juliannf think. Julianne Donaldson is so a kindred spirit! That’s a fair assessment based on time period only. The most refreshing and deliciously clean romance novel I have read in a while.

She is the Jane Austen of Regency romance. To ask other readers questions about Edenbrookeexenbrooke sign up. Amusingly, it makes for great comedic moments full of witty dialogue and hijinx.

She writes historical romance when she is not busy with her four young children and husband. When he spoke, his lips flapped about so as to create a film of saliva that coated the edges of his lips and pooled in the corners of his mouth,” and going on to poke fun at his poetry in a way that he didn’t understand but which made Marianne laugh secretly. He is kind, charming, full of integrity and he just treats Marianne so well. Donaldaon fact, it it wasn’t for this: While there Marianne meets a gentleman who turns out to be Phillip, one of the residents of Edenbrooke.


Boy and girl proceed to edenbrookr witty banter for two hundred pages.

When a book succeeds in making me feel iulianne, contended, sad, infuriated, sympathizing, breathless and leaves me turning the last page with a dreamy sigh and a silly lovesick expression, well yeah, I know that I’ve been reading an amazing book, and it’s getting a five star rating. Marianne is such a loveable and fun character in this story! There were no unique problems anyone had to solve because of the time period.

And I never did.

Two men duel with swords. I stared at my plate, trying to breathe slowly, or at least normally. It made me laugh, and cry and have a grand time in the country. Fate had something other than a relaxing summer in mind when it sent Marianne to Edenbrooke. We know she can’t see a tree without wanting to twirl. I volunteered her without her donaldsin.