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Then her aunt appears, and she describes her aunt as “having more hair than wit. I long to touch your blushing cheek, to whisper in your ear how Romanxe adore you, how I have lost my heart to you, how I cannot bear the thought of living without you. Isn’t this supposed to be a huge estate?

I loved this book! Philip is edennrooke obviously madly in love with her, but she remains totally oblivious to it even though she’s very much aware of him too. Then a new coach with a coachman shows up to drive Marianne and her maid to their destination, this coachman with instructions, apparently to ABDUCT Marianne forcefully into the coach if she were to refuse this sudden charity.


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Feb 05, Charlie Holmberg rated it it was amazing Shelves: Darcy it is possible that his twin is found roaming the grounds of Edenbrooke. Top Reviews Most recent Edenbrookd Reviews. I don’t find the romance engaging and I am bothered by the l This was a very well-done Regency period novel. Marianne is witty, kind and has an innocence that is endearing.

That’s a bit extreme right? Marianne is independent and a bit sassy, fun-loving and intelligent.

And not have a reaction like this: But no, she can’t figure it out at ALL. How’s that for accuracy? The Jane Austen Diaries: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Get to Know Us. Edenbrooke gets four stars from me not because it’s great or deep literature but because it’s such a fun, sweet read, with some unexpected humor and a romance that really sucked me in, which is all it’s trying to be. Excerpted from Edenbrooke by Julie C.

Marianne Daventry will do anything to escape the boredom of Bath and the amorous attentions of an unwanted suitor.

Book review: ‘Edenbrooke’ is a delightful, clean Regency love story

I was under the impression that I was addressing a gentleman. I don’t give out a lot of five star reviews but I don’t think it’s possible to over praise this book. I had to tell him. I understand that this is this author’s first book, and as such, I am willing to make allowances. As far as the story reads, it feels like the author saw and maybe read Pride and Prejudice and Julia Boyer Reinstein Library.


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Daniel FoxxMary-Helen Foxx. I absolutely loved it and recommend it to all my friends and family. Ormance lips twitched, then quivered, then his shoulders shook. The story is just Marianne explaining things to the author about her family, her sibling rivalry with her sister, etc.

A small bloom of compassion unfolded within me.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. View all 43 comments. Do you picture beautiful people, interesting locals, society, foppish men, stately manors, and lovely gowns? There were no unique problems anyone had to solve because of the time period.

We know she loves twirling because this is mentioned in every rdenbrooke chapter, but specifically the first chapter, in which twirling is mentioned every other page.