Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Book Review ~ The Lost Heiress by Roseanna M. White

 
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 Blurb:
 
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.
  

My Thoughts:
 
This was an epic love story that spanned continents, languages and over 400 pages.  I can say that this was easily the longest book I've read in years.  Usually, the books I read are just over 300 pages.  That being said, this book did not seem overlong or boring in the least.
 
The book was full of mystery, intrigue, romance, and faith.  All the good stuff :)
 
Brook and Justin's love story was timeless.  They were childhood friends who find themselves feeling differently about each other.  It just takes some time for them to be on the "same page" as far as romantic love goes.  Then life gets in the way and responsibilities of adulthood separate Brook and Justin and left me wondering if they would come back together.
 
I loved the relationship between Brook and Justin.  They argued.  They fought.  They screamed at each other in French!  And they loved each other with a love that overcame all the diversity in their lives.
 
I was very curious to find out the details of how Brook ended up in Monaco after her mother's death.  The author ties everything together nicely.
 
I have the second book of the "Ladies of the Manor" on my shelf and will be reading it next.  I'm looking forward to learning more about Brice, Lord Worthing.
 
 
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Colletta

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