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Escape to Everly Manor based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Regency romance (clean). I was fully engaged within the first chapter. And I swear that I held my breath through the whole book. When both of her parents die, Lizzie is left with her half brother. Their Uncle shows up, an evil man, and takes everything away from them. He arranged for her 9 year old brother to go to sea to work on a ship and allows a suitor that she and her father had rejected, another evil man, to become engaged to her. This is a page turner. And it doesn't end too soon! So many stories go through a set process only to wrap up and end within three pages. This does not. Satisfying romance that keeps you glued to the book until the end. Exquisitely written. Fabulous escape. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher and NetGalley book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” #EscapeToEverlyManor #NetGalley #BooksYouCanFeelGoodAbout
Lizzy will do anything to protect her younger brother Thomas, so when she realizes her Uncle Cline, their father's estranged brother who claimed their estate and became their guardian after their parents' deaths, plans to send him to join the crew of a merchant vessel, she is determined to keep that from happening. They escape on the journey to the ship and take refuge in an abandoned cabin, and they soon find an ally in Mr. Barton, a handsome young man who wants to help this mysterious girl and her brother. Barton knows that Lizzy isn't telling him everything, and his mother warns him against trusting her, but he can't turn his back on her and will do all he can to keep her safe and show her that she can trust him with her entire story--and with her heart. I really enjoyed Barton's kindness and Lizzy's devotion to her brother. I also enjoyed it when Lizzy would banter with Barton, and I also enjoyed the fact that Barton actually slugged someone in the course of the story. There were some points where I started to lose interest, but all in all, I enjoyed it. 3.5 stars. I read an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley. All opinions are my own.