Nineteen-year-old Lizzy and her young brother, Thomas, find themselves orphaned after a tragic accident claims the lives of their parents. Their estrange Uncle Cline arrives to claim his inheritance, and his roguish ways cast a shadow over the manor. Both the family estate and guardianship of his niece and nephew were left to him, and scheming Uncle Cline is determined to indulge his newfound wealth and rid himself of his charges. Desperate to save her brother form a dangerous life at sea, and herself from being married off to a detestable old gentleman, Lizzy knows there is only one choice left—they must run.
Lizzy and Thomas sneak away and find refuge in an abandoned cabin. There they remain hidden—until fate acquaints Lizzy with Mr. Barton, a charming gentleman who is immediately intrigued by the mysterious young woman. Concealing her identity, Lizzy is unaware that there is much more to this compassionate man than meets the eye. Through his kindness to herself and her brother, Lizzy begins to trust Mr. Barton. Soon Lizzy realizes he may be her best hope for a life in which she can live—and love—as she chooses . . .
|Audiobook Narrator||Aubrey Warner|
|Audiobook Runtime||Approximately 8 hrs.|
Hands down Linton’s best yet! This cover is perfect for the story. Everything and I mean everything is in the plot - you couldn’t ask for a more gripping edge of your seat tale of events.
Elizabeth and Thomas are left to deal with an abundance of unknowns and fears after the death of their parents & it seems the ruthless Uncle is out to destroy them.
Harrison Everly is all that’s just and true, with enough dashing good looks to make you swoon. He may be who Elizabeth needs to help her. Or, perhaps she will just want to fight this battle on her own.
I just loved this story. Even the minor details, which to me, are very important to get right - like language and phrases - were there.
I’m so desperately hoping we get to revisit the Everly family and see where Franklin’s life is headed.
You won’t regret picking this one up. Fantastic.
I received a complimentary copy from Netgalley & Covenant Communications. This is my honest review.
I've enjoyed the two other books I've read by Chalon Linton, so I was excited when I heard she had a new novel out. Escape to Everly Manor started out strong for me. Lizzy was so brave to leave all she knew to escape the life her uncle was trying to thrust upon her and her younger brother.
I enjoyed the characters, especially Barton. He didn't let himself become jaded, and was always trying to help others. Lizzy was selfless too, but maybe to a fault. She never put herself first and that actually didn’t make everything better for those she was trying to hard to help. Thomas was a sweetheart.
I got distracted a few times so it took me longer to finish reading than I anticipated. It really could have been my mood, but it seemed a little over the top with all the bad things going down.
On the whole it was a clean, entertaining read, and I'd read more by this author.
*I received a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are my own.
Every time I pick up a book by Sarah Eden I am reminded just why I love her books so much. They always feel so good to me- like wrapping up in the coziest blanket. Gentle, warm, inviting. The characters feel real and the story envelopes me.
Poor Gideon. All he wants is someone to love and support him. He is lonely and tired. Little does he realize at first, but Miriam feels and longs for the exact same thing but where Gideon probably harbors some slight hope that one day that can still happen for him, I think Miriam has given up all hope. I can't even imagine the life she has lived, the terrible scenes she has witnessed or the poor treatment she has endured. My heart broke for her. I can't tell you how much I wanted all good things for both Gideon and Miriam. I was firmly invested in their stories and their happiness.
This story was definitely of a more serious nature. There weren't many moments of lightness and joy but the story felt full, well developed and definitely held my interest and emotions. It was so good to return to Savage Wells and see some old friends from the first book. I really hope there will be more stories to come!
Content: mental illness, some mild peril, kissing
- I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.
Lizzy has gumption, there's no doubt about that. In an effort to save her younger brother from being sent to sea, while she is forced to marry an odious man, Lizzy and her brother run away. And I loved what happened next.
Lizzy and Thomas discover an abandoned cottage and settle in during a storm. They're so resourceful and that, combined with the camaraderie of this small village, charming personalities, and a delightful mistaken identity, drew me right into the depths of this story. There's such a warmth to this book that really evokes a nostalgic feeling (think Boxcar Children, Regency style).
I loved the bond between these two siblings and although the lengths Lizzy went to at times were aggravating, the love and care she has for Thomas is endearing. Mr. Barton is a charming addition to the story, as his generous heart is so similar to Lizzy's. Misunderstandings block the path to love in this tale full of adventure and danger, making it a perfect recipe for a highly enjoyable story.
Content: some mild violence/moments of peril; mild romance
*I received a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are my own and were voluntarily given.*
I really enjoyed this book. The "adventure" that Lizzy and Thomas went on had lots of twists and turns, and showed just how far a sibling will go to protect another sibling. There were times I wanted to shake Lizzy and tell her not to make the choice I knew she would make because of the drive to protect her brother. I wasn't sure how she would be able to get out of the situations and my heart hurt for her. It was a well done story that has a good ending. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good, adventure with romance in it.
The plot of Escape to Everly Manor pulled me in right from the very beginning. Everything about it was amazing! I loved the peril, the characters, the setting and the adventure.
Lizzy is such a strong young woman. She thinks about things and how she will make them work to her advantage. I loved her unselfishness as well. She would do anything to protect her younger brother Thomas, and she proves that over and over. I loved the way she convinces him that they are going to have a grand adventure, even as they’re in danger.
Then there’s Barton. I had to laugh at the parts where he and Lizzy have misunderstandings. He is a caring young man. I loved the way he would have done anything to protect Lizzy. What she didn’t understand was just what that meant for her life. These two had so many misunderstandings until the very end of the book. They could have saved a lot of problems if they’d just worked them out as they happened.
But then the plot wouldn’t have been as fun! It was really full of danger and adventure. I loved the whole thing!
Make sure to grab your own copy of this one!