“Inspirational publisher Shadow Mountain launches the G-rated Proper Romance line (romance at its 'very best' and at its 'cleanest,' the introduction promises) with this delightful and completely engrossing Heyeresque Regency debut. The newly widowed Mr. Daventry sends his beautiful, elegant daughter Cecily to have a season in London and ships her 'quiet and dull' twin, Marianne, to her grandmother's home in Bath. When Marianne is allowed to visit the beautiful Edenbrooke estate and reunite with Cecily, she is overjoyed, despite her anxiety about the social niceties she abhors. But her journey turns tumultuous and she unexpectedly meets Philip, a devastatingly handsome man with an irresistible sense of humor and a great many secrets. When Philip's true identity is revealed, Marianne must confront her fears as well as her growing affection for him. This beautiful love story will warm (only) the reader's heart.” — Publishers Weekly
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.
Praise for Edenbrooke:
“A heart-pounding love story. I couldn't stop turning the pages
until I finished it. A must-read for all romantics!” — Mary Mull, wife of New York Times bestselling author Brandon Mull
“Edenbrooke is so much more than a page-turning tale
of love and intrigue. It's the kind of book you read time
and time again and recommend to everyone.”
— Kodi Wright, wife of New York Times bestselling author Jason F. Wright
“Edenbrooke combines charming characters and a lovely
setting for a delightful read. It was hard to put down!” — Lynette Dashner, wife of New York Times bestselling author James Dashner
- 2012 Best Novel by a New Author — Whitney Awards
- 2012 Book of the Year Award Finalist — Foreword Magazine
- 2012 Honorable Mention — Great Southwest Book Festival
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By Joan, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I am halfway through this delightful novel. Donaldson's characters are realistic and developed. She blends suspense and romance superbly. Is she the modern Jane Austen?
By Teralyn, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I loved it!
By Kelsi, Submitted on 2015-02-25
If you are a lover of Jane Austen, or just a lover of the Regency period, or if you don't like either one at all, you will love this book. It is laugh-out-loud hilarious, serious, mysterious, and so romantic. Three chapters in I knew this was a book I had to own so I could read it over and over again. I felt like I was taken back, walking through Edenbrooke and twirling (you would have to read the book to understand. Absoulutely loved it!