Brook is just the kind of heroine I love having for a friend for a few hundred pages; and there were several hundred pages worth of her story to enjoy. Not that I’m complaining. By the time I reached the last quarter of the book, I didn’t want it to end. But at the same time, I wanted to know the answer to the great mystery revolving around Brook’s mother.
A mystery we wouldn’t have even known about had it not been for Justin, Brook’s friend who enables her to return to her family. I loved that the first couple chapters of Brook’s story loosely mirrors the plot of Lori Wick’s The Hawk and the Jewel–that whole raised-in-another-country bit was fascinating. But it was also over and done with pretty quickly; Roseanna situates us back in England fairly soon so that the real fun can begin.
And that real fun had me reading at every spare moment, including over breakfast.
A softly unfolding romance, complete with misinterpreted feelings, danger, bungled plots by well-meaning (or not so well-meaning) characters. I so enjoyed this story and how it evokes all the reasons I love Downton Abbey in a clean, Christian read perfect for a late-summer vacation or autumnal enjoyment. I highly recommend Roseanna White’s latest!
*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author.
About the Author
Roseanna M. White is the author of two biblical novels, A Stray Drop of Blood andJewel of Persia, both from WhiteFire Publishing, and Love Finds You in Annapolis, Maryland, a historical romance, with Summerside Press. She is the senior reviewer at the Christian Review of Books, which she and her husband founded, the senior editor at WhiteFire Publishing, and a member of ACFW, HisWriters, HEWN Marketing, and Colonial Christian Fiction Writers. For more about Roseanna, please click here.
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