Set in nineteenth-century England, Edenbrooke is the story of Marianne Daventry, who is sent to Bath by her father after the untimely death of her mother. When an invitation arrives from her twin sister, Cecily, to join her at a wealth country estate for the summer, it seems like a dream come... read more
When Marianne receives a letter from her twin sister, she is languishing from boredom in Bath with her grandmother and spinster aunt. After convincing her grandmother to let her go to her sister's aid, Marianne's idea of a restful country summer helping her sister snag the handsome Lord of... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
When Marianne receives a letter from her twin sister, she is languishing from boredom in Bath with her grandmother and spinster aunt. After convincing her grandmother to let her go to her sister's aid, Marianne's idea of a restful country summer helping her sister snag the handsome Lord of Edenbrooke is transformed into a thrilling adventure filled with intrigue, romance, and, yes, even a bit of twirling. With just a touch of Austen-esque charm, Julianne Donaldson creates an endearing Regency romance filled with misunderstandings, perilous rescues, and a love letter that will melt readers' hearts.
“I lifted my chin and said, "pardon me. I was under the impression that I was addressing a gentleman. I can see that I was, as you said mistaken."”Miss Marianne Daventry
“"How many cows do you have?" he asked, a sly look flashing in his eyes.I watched him carefully. "Four." I wondered about that look"What are their names?""Who?" I asked, momentarily taken of guard"The cows." He looked at me blandly. "Surely they have names."Did people name their cows? I had no idea. "Of course they have names."”Philip and Marianne
“"Fate handed me a rare opportunity to talk to a lady without wondering if she was only interested in my wealth or title. And not just any lady." He smiled crookedly, and my heart skittered in my chest. "I couldn't pass up that opportunity. Your candor was worth the risk of your anger."”Philip
“Where have you been all morning? Scampering around the countryside like some farmer's brat again?""No, I only do that on odd days, Grandmother. I spend my even days learning how to mild cows.""Humph. I suppose you think yourself funny."”Grandmother and Marianne