Roses of Feldstone

Roses of Feldstone

by Esther Hatch

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Standing before Feldstone Manor, site of so many happy memories, Rose Davenport feels nothing but dread. Her family’s annual visit to the stately home was once brightened by her friendship with the earl’s youngest son, William, but everything changed the day his elder brother was disinherited and William became heir to his father’s earldom. From that moment, William made it clear he has no interest in continuing an acquaintance with Rose. Heartbroken, she sets out to prove that she will simply not be ignored—or outdone—by the arrogant future lord of the manor. When his elder brother marries for love, William’s entire life changes in an instant. He does not have the same option to marry whom he chooses, and he must let go of the feelings he has harbored for his dear friend, Rose. He steels himself against her annual visits, determined to keep his feelings for her a secret. But when he makes the hasty promise to marry within six months, he never dreams that his actions will lead Rose to impulsively undertake the same challenge.

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ISBN-13: 9781524407551
Publisher: Deseret Book Company
Publication date: 08/01/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 277,259
File size: 1 MB

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Roses of Feldstone 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
blueyz1962 4 months ago
This is my first book by Esther Hatch and I found it to be an enjoyable read, if a bit frustrating. But then, isn't the path to true love frustrating. This one is fraught with misunderstandings and mixed signals. Rose Davenport and her family have visited Feldstone Manor every year for the past couple of years so her father can hunt with his friend, the earl. Being a young teen, Rose takes a liking to the earl's youngest son William and they become fast friends. Then one day the earl's oldest son comes home from his grand tour to tell his family he has fallen in love with an untitled woman and married her. His father, becoming very upset, throws him out of the house and disowns him, making William his only legal heir. William takes this role very seriously and because Rose is not a titled woman, he begins to distance himself from her. For the next two years Rose's family still visits Feldstone Manor, but Rose finds William growing even farther away from her to the point of ignoring her completely. Then William's mother gives him a quest, to find a bride in six months or he can watch her health fail more and more each day. Rose takes on the same quest and begins in earnest to find a husband even though she has feelings for William. Things go from bad to worse and Rose is constantly being hurt by William. Will she be able to tell William how she feels about him? Will William come to understand how he feels about Rose? Pick up a copy of this clean, historical romance and see for yourself. The plot is very good and the characters are interesting. Enjoy!
Sunshine1006 More than 1 year ago
Rose Davenport and William, Lord Telford have known each other since they were children. Her family have been coming to Feldstone Manor every year as the two fathers hunt together. William's older brother ran away and married a foreigner so he was disinherited leaving William as the heir to his father's title. William promises to marry someone that his father will approve of. Rose is below William's station and will not be approved. Lady Chatsworth who is William's mother has taken to her her since her older son left. William promises he will marry within six months to make his mother happy. Now he has to find a wife. He speaks to his mother and finds out that she would be happy if they married. When William asks Rose to marry him, she thinks it only to make his sick mother happy. William's father is not as easy to convince. William just can't give Rose up as they love each other. Did Rose only agree to marry him because she loves his mother ? How will his father feel when he tells him, he wants to marry her? Esther Hatch is a great author. I loved the characters, they were believable. The rose aspect is beautiful and explained in the book. I don't want to give too much away. I received this book from Net Galley and Covenant Communications for a honest review and no compensation otherwise.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Miss Rose Davenport, the youngest of 5 sisters, and her parents are arriving at Feldstone Manor after a 4-hour journey from London. Rose is nervous about seeing William, Lord Telford, son of the Earl and Countess of Chatsworth. Although they have known one another for years, Rose and William don’t always get along. William’s older brother, Joseph, married a Spanish woman and since his father refused to recognize the woman as his wife, Joseph moved away. Then, Lord Chatsworth made William next in line to succeed his father and he has assumed the name, Lord Telford. What Joseph did upset his parents very much and Lady Chatsworth has become quite ill from it. With no daughters of her own, Lady Chatsworth likes being with Rose. During her family’s visit to Feldstone, Rose hopes to encourage the Lady to rise from her bed and get better. Lord and Lady Chatsworth want William to find a wife so he agrees to go to London for the season. When Rose and her family return to their home in London, they also join the season’s activities. Even though William acts chilly and prickly toward Rose, she cannot help but secretly want him. But when a mistaken identity occurs, things come to a head. Will William and Rose find the love they both seek? Starting out, this book seemed like it would be a good romance, but as I got further into it, I felt like I was watching a tennis match. Rose and William were back and forth at one another and I couldn’t keep up with what they were angry about. A little bit of the cat and mouse scenario in a book is fine, but please don’t “over-season” it. Sorry. Not my cup of tea. Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
sandralb More than 1 year ago
I love reading a fun, clean, romantic, feel good Regency romance. I don't read enough of them. This is one I am glad I did not miss. I loved Rose and William. They start out with such a strong best friend relationship. Then changes happen and it gets a little rocky. I appreciated that Ms. Hatch gave us the background history of this couple. It helps explain why Rose is grieving and why William feels he needs to be curt and mean to her. I though the author did a great job of giving us well established characters. The chemistry between them is charged, it can be felt in the room they are in. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Regency Romance. I thought it was delightful. I received a copy of this book from Covenant Communications through NetGalleys. The opinions expressed in this book are my own.
PegGlover More than 1 year ago
Rose was heartbroken over the loss of William’s affection. William had always been a kind and thoughtful person to everyone. He used to be that way to Rose too, but not lately. Ever since William became the heir to his father’s earldom, he was a changed man. Their once easy friendship turned into a sparring match of angry words and uncomfortable silences. Although William loved Feldstone, his dream had always been to become a doctor, not the keeper of Feldstone. However, when his older brother ran off and married a foreigner, the title fell to William. Rose couldn’t understand why William changed overnight. They both knew that they could never marry. Because, unfortunately, Rose was the youngest daughter of a baron, and William’s father would never approve of her. Reluctantly, Rose accepted this. So why did William have to ignore and humiliate her? They had been good friends, after all. The Roses of Feldstone is a delightful, sweet, light historical fiction romance. Thank you Covenant Communications and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
Such a great Regency story that reminded me a bit of my favorite (Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson) in that both main characters are head-over-heels in love with each other but don't know that the other feels the same way, because of familial and social constraints and misdirection. Rose is understandably frustrated with William, and I couldn't fault her for goading him at times. The author struck a good balance between showing William and Rose's friendship as it once was so the reader would know what Rose is grieving, and exposing the two sides of William- his gruff and often rude behavior to Rose and his true nature that is kind, thoughtful, and struggling to suppress his romantic feelings for her. The pace was steady which helped prevent the angst from bogging down the narrative, and I enjoyed both London and countryside settings. I appreciated the historical details of the plight of the young London chimney sweeps and Rose's compassion for them instead of disregarding the circumstances she can't ignore. A must-read for fans of sweet Regency romance! (I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)