Edenbrooke: A Proper Romance [NOOK Book]

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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, ...
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Edenbrooke: A Proper Romance

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609071219
  • Publisher: Deseret Book Company
  • Publication date: 4/6/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 19,432
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2012

    LOVED IT! DID NOT WANT IT TO END!

    I couldn't put this book down it was so fantastic. I hated returnig it to the library. Will definitely have to buy my own copy soon.

    Like others, I finished reading this story (at 2:20 am) and immediately read it again the next day. I have since recommended it to both my book club, my 71 year old mother and my 15 year old niece. This story made my heart sing... Oh if only... sigh...

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 22, 2012

    Enjoyed every second while reading

    To my pleasant surprise I read this book in one sitting and mourned when it was over. I did not want to leave the wonderful world Julianne had created when she wove her characters into my heart. I quite literally laughed, smiled and cried my way through this little book and my heart soared that so many emotions could be present without the underlying lust and sex that too often shows up in in the books we read. I recommend this book to everyone. Can't wait to read her next work and I'm indebted to my friend for passing along a good book they knew I would enjoy!

    This is one of the best novels I've read in a while. When I put it down I had no regrets and enjoyed every second while reading.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    Great Book

    This is the most refreshing book I have read in a while. The characters just came to life and you were lost in what happens next, sitting on the edge of your seat. You could feel every emotion that Marianne and Philip felt like you were right there in the midst of what was happening. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down! I can't wait for this authors next book!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2012

    Absolutely wonderful book - I couldn't put it down and read it i

    Absolutely wonderful book - I couldn't put it down and read it in one night! I found myself laughing out loud several times...and getting teary-eyed as well. If you are a fan of romance set in the 1800s, you will LOVE this book - I can't wait for her next book - I'm definitely a fan.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2012

    Loved this book so much I read it a second time as soon as I fin

    Loved this book so much I read it a second time as soon as I finished the first! How refreshing to have a wonderful, witty, passionate romance story without any smut. Looking forward to Ms. Donaldson's next novel.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 29, 2012

    New Favorite for a picky reader

    I've become very selective, especially when it comes to historical fiction since it's so hard to find one that feels authentic. Edenbrooke was beautifully written. Julianne Donaldson's prose was witty, entertaining, authentic, and all around amazing. Her heroine was absolutely endearing. It tickled my Pride and Prejudice itch perfectly. In fact, I immediately re-read my borrowed copy and then bought it for myself. I only wish that Donaldson had other books out for me to read, but until she comes out with something else, I'll keep rereading Edenbrooke and then hit up my Austen collection. Well done.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2012

    Wonderful!

    Well written romance. Funny at times and nicely paced. Best of all, no bedroom scenes!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 4, 2012

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    Debut novelist Julianne Donaldson has written a proper romance n

    Debut novelist Julianne Donaldson has written a proper romance novel. Edenbrooke is the glorious British estate where Marianne Daventry is sent to visit her social butterfly sister, who has been staying with the friend of their deceased mother.
    From the very beginning of the novel we understand that Marianne is a head-strong young women. We also understand that the apple did not fall far from the tree when we are introduced to her wealthy and wickedly sharp-witted grandmother. (The letters exchanged between these two ladies will make you laugh aloud.)
    What made me love this novel is that Donaldson gave Marianne one very interesting and unusual characteristic, she likes to twirl. You know, where you put your arms out to your side and spin around until you are dizzy. Unfortunately, there isn’t much in Marianne’s life at the moment to make her happy enough to spin. Her mother died. Her grief-stricken father fled to France. Her twin sister was sent to London while she was sent to live with her socially strict grandmother. But then she meets Phillip.
    Phillip is a mysterious gentleman who immediately starts flirting with Marianne and organizing her life. She can’t tell whether to be bemused or bothered.
    To tell anymore of this story would give away too much of Donaldson’s enjoyable plot. I can tell you that Donaldson’s command of witty dialogue proves that this is one novelist who understands human interaction. In one whispered phrase in Marianne’s ear, she can invoke all the tingly passion that other authors can only inspire with graphic description of lust.
    Edenbrooke is a romance story that protective mothers would feel comfortable letting their teenage daughters read, and yet its characters and plot are intricate enough that hardened romance readers will never miss the lack of sex for there is plenty of passion in these pages.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2012

    charming in every way

    This was a delight! Marianne and Phillip join the ranks of my favorite characters and I am anxious to read more from this talented author. If you are looking for a period appropriate story this is a great choice.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 24, 2012

    I absolutely loved this book. The story was well written, intrig

    I absolutely loved this book. The story was well written, intriguing, funny, clean and I could not put it down! I can't wait to read her next book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 22, 2012

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    Jane Austen could not have written it better! What n amazing his

    Jane Austen could not have written it better! What n amazing historical fiction!
    I couldn't wait to read the next chapter. It was truly well-written with humor and
    yet I wept along with the character as her heart broke. It drew one whole thoughts
    and feelings into the story and one became connected with the characters.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2012

    Best novel I've read in some time. It was fantastic. I blew thro

    Best novel I've read in some time. It was fantastic. I blew through it in one day, I could not put it down. This book has the perfect combination of laughter, sorrow, and angst. Highly recommend this book. Can't wait to see what else this fabulous writer comes out with. I will be anxiously awaiting her next book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2014

    Loved it!

    I've tried to get into Romance and "Regency" novels before but always came away at least a little disatisfied. But, I loved this novel. The lead characters were appealing and the dialog was great. Very romantic without sex.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2013

    In this charming book, you will find yourself whisked off into e

    In this charming book, you will find yourself whisked off into elegance of the early 1800's country side. Although this is Julianne Donaldson's first book, it is written with the charm and elegance of a far more experienced author.
    Marianne Daventry goes to the beautiful estate of Edenbrooke. Her twin sister Cecily is hopeful to be the bride of the eldest brother in the family. But when she arrives, Cecily is detained.  Things take an unexpected turn as Marianne gets lost in the country and the estate. Horse back rides, chess games and day to day activity, will make you wish you were born 200 years late. 
    This is a perfect clean book for kids, and yet older generations will still enjoy it. Who couldn't? With 240 pages filled with beauty and elegance. 
    Edenbrooke offers the perfect book for any age, personality and book taste. There is also a FANTASTIC book trailer of youtube Just type 'Edenbrooke Booke Trailer' and it will show up. The only negative is that it was too short. 
    I would recommend this to anyone! 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Delightful

    One way I measure a book's worth is by how often, if ever, I reread it. Edenbrooke has already earned itself a second, third, and fourth read. I found it to be a story that rereading only increased my appreciation. I anxiously await Ms. Donaldson's next work. This is definitely a keeper.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2012

    Great read

    Loved it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2012

    Loved the book! It is rare these days to find a romance book th

    Loved the book!
    It is rare these days to find a romance book that I feel good about recommending to both my 14 and 11 year old daughters to read. And it's even rarer that we ALL loved it!!! This book would be a perfect choice for a Mother/Daughter book club.
    Thank you for such a fun story. I hope that there will be more to come!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2012

    This is the best romance novels I have read.

    This is the best romance novels I have read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2012

    couldn't put it down!

    reminded me of jane austen. a beautifully written novel! the plot and romance were just right.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2012

    I am in love with this book! It has been a while since I have re

    I am in love with this book! It has been a while since I have read a truly amazing novel, and this one is a winner. I couldn't put it down and finished it within a matter of hours. Then I just had to read it again, it was that good! You can't help but love the characters and want to find out what happens to them. It is a must read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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