Sweeping Romance and Mystery in the Edwardian Era
Brook Eden has never known where she truly belongs. When her friend Justin uncovers the fact that she is possibly a missing heiress from Yorkshire, Brook leaves the sun of the Mediterranean to travel to the moors of the North Sea and the estate of her supposed family.
The mystery of her mother’s death haunts her, and though her father is quick to accept her, the rest of the family and the servants of Whitby Park are not. Only when Brook’s life is threatened do they draw close–but will their loyalty come too late to save Brook from the same threat that led to tragedy for her mother?
As heir to a dukedom, Justin is no stranger to balancing responsibilities. When the matters of his estate force him far from Brook, the distance between them reveals that their friendship has grown into something much more. But how can their very different loyalties and responsibilities ever come together?
And then for a second time, the heiress of Whitby Park is stolen away because of the very rare treasure in her possession–and those who can save her still aren’t sure whom to trust.
I purchased this book because I had heard really good things about it and the next book in the series had come out and I was hearing great things about that one as well.
Now I can see what all the fuss is about. I loved this book. I couldn’t help but put some Downton Abbey voices to the characters in this book. Brook often times reminded me of Lady Mary from the Downton. She is very stubborn and not willing to conform to what people think she should be.
Justin was a wonderful hero, kind and strong, trying to do the right thing and loving Brook the whole time.
The rest of the characters where wonderfully developed,as well, which made this book even more rich and interesting to read, never a dull moment.
I have definitely found a new historical romance author that I will continue to be reading. And if you are having Downton Abbey withdrawal this can help feed that need 🙂
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