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Review and Giveaway: A Rumored Fortune by Joanna Davidson Politano August 7, 2018

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Welcome to Trevelyan Castle, home of the poorest heiress in Victorian England

Tressa Harlowe’s father kept his vast fortune hidden somewhere on his estate in the south of England and died suddenly, without telling anyone where he had concealed it. Now Tressa and her ailing mother are left with a mansion and an immense vineyard and no money to run it.

It doesn’t take long for a bevy of opportunists to flock to the estate under the guise of offering condolences. Tressa knows what they’re really up to. She’ll have to work with the rough and rusticated vineyard manager to keep the laborers content without pay and discover the key to finding her father’s fortune–before someone else finds it first.

“Everyone loves a treasure hunt–pair it with a heroine you can’t help but love, a hero you can’t help but swoon over, and a family mystery that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat, and you end up with A Rumored Fortune. This book is a treasure in itself and one you won’t be able to put down!”–Roseanna M. White, bestselling author of the Ladies of the Manor series and Shadows Over England series

Joanna Davidson Politano is the award-winning author of Lady Jayne Disappears. She freelances for a small nonfiction publisher but spends much of her time spinning tales that capture the colorful, exquisite details in ordinary lives. She lives with her husband and their two babies in a house in the woods near Lake Michigan and shares stories that move her at

My thoughts and Giveaway:

I loved this story. I’m not even sure where to begin.

There is romance, mystery, and a deep faith aspect. You want it, this book has it.

I will say Tressa was very wishy washy with her affections. But honestly, I think it lined up with her circumstances. She wasn’t sure who she could trust and there was so much going on in her life.

I adored Vance and his strength and his secret and his desire to protect Tressa.

The whole cast of characters was intriguing and the reader is constantly wondering who Tressa can trust. I had my suspicions and I thought Tressa needed to open her eyes.

I deeply loved the whole vine and branches theme throughout the book and then the grafting and how we can tie that into our faith. A lot of depth there if you are looking for it.

Visit Joanna here.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your favorite retailer.

Leave a comment by August 14th for your chance to win a copy of this book. One winner will be chosen by (U.S. addresses only. I will not replace books lost or damaged in the mail.)

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher. All opinions are my own. 


15 Responses to “Review and Giveaway: A Rumored Fortune by Joanna Davidson Politano”

  1. anxious58 Says:

    Sounds like a good read.

  2. Pam K. Says:

    I really enjoyed Joanna’s first book, Lady Jane Disappears, so am wanting to read A Rumored Fortune. I read the first chapter and found it intriguing. Thanks for the chance to win a copy here.

  3. Pam Lunsford Says:

    I haven’t read any of her books but this one sounds so good to me.
    Thank you!

  4. Lis K Says:

    I loved her first book too. Can’t wait for this one, thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Brenda Murphree Says:

    I have already bought this book but if I win and get two books I have one friend and an Aunt that loves to read. I have given them both books. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Paula Shreckhise Says:

    I have Lady Jane Disappears but I need to read it! Would love to have this one, too! They have both piqued my interest! Thanks.

  7. Karen Spiegel Says:

    Sounds like a winner!! Enjoyed Lady Haynes disappearance.

  8. Susanne Says:

    Would love to read this!

  9. A new author for me. Please enter me in the WIN column, lol. Thank you for your review. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

  10. wendynewcomb Says:

    This sounds like a good mystery, thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

  11. anxious58 Says:

    Sounds like a great read.

  12. agboss777 Says:

    I have heard such great things about ‘A Rumored Fortune’, and now your review makes me want to read this book even more! Thank you for a chance to win a copy!


  13. Patty Says:

    Last Jayne Disappears was excellent! One of my favorite reads so far this year. I”m sure this will be no different.

  14. Becky Says:

    Romance, mystery, faith AND a castle. I want to read this book!

  15. lorsna Says:

    So many good reviews going around of this book. I would love to read Tressa’s story and find out more about this possible tressure and how this book unfolds. Thanks for the chance!

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