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Edenbrooke Paperback – March 27, 2012
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Edenbrooke is so much more than a page-turning tale of love and intrigue. It s the kind of book you read time and time again and recommend to everyone. --Kodi Wright, wife of New York Times bestselling author, Jason F. Wright
Edenbrooke combines charming characters and a lovely setting for a delightful read. It was hard to put down! --Lynette Dashner, wife of New york Times bestselling author, James Dashner
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This book was such a pleasant surprise to a reader getting tired of the 'same old thing' with regency romances. I didn't want porn... I wanted a story that could capture my imagination, wouldn't butcher the time period, and had characters you could believe actually fell in love. This was the book to fit all of those criteria! Donaldson created such a wonderful world to escape into with excellent character development and storyline. This is a very well written book that you will find yourself falling in love with! I started re-reading passages immediately after finishing the book because I did not want to leave the story.
Anticipating her next book greatly!
Donaldson writes in a commentary at the end of her book that Georgette Heyer was one of her influences. I adore Heyer's books and Edenbrooke had a very similar feel with the exceptions that it moves a lot quicker and there is more of a love story in Edenbrooke than Heyer put into her longer novels (something I always wished for more of). As stated above, you really feel like these characters could realistically fall in love.
The hero wears his heart on his sleeve while still being masculine and the heroine is daring and unconventional while still being true to the era and social constraints on a female.
Highly recommend this book (one you will want on your shelf and your Kindle)!
Frankly, I'm still surprised that I picked up Edenbrooke at all. I avoid most Austen readalikes and continuing stories like the plague. Whether squeaky clean or more graphic, I have no desire to read anything Austenesque that is going to be cheesy, fluffy, or pale in comparison to the original source material. It was only when a few of my non-blogging friends started raving about Edenbrooke on GoodReads that I decided to give it a try.
Long story short: I loved Edenbrooke, which did feel somewhat like an Austen romance. Many strictly Austen film adaptation fans will prefer this modern version, which focuses on Marianne's romance and moves at a faster pace without sacrificing characterization or losing its Regency-inspired prose. That said, Julianne Donaldson is heavily inspired, if only superficially, by Austen's best known works, and I couldn't help pointing out every single similarity.Read more ›
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The true beauty of the romance in this novel is within the backdrop the author provided that is Edenbrooke. Lovely.Published 20 hours ago by Amazon Customer
Not usually into romance novels or regency period but checked this out after reading a blogpost raving about it... so glad I did! Read morePublished 4 days ago by delighted
Edenbrooke is one of my favorite books. I have read it 3, maybe 4 times now. (It's like how I watch my favorite movie( sleepless in Seattle) once a year). Read morePublished 6 days ago by jennifer albrecht
I purchased this book based on the reviews. I was not disappointed. I read late into the night as though I had no responsibilities the next day. Delightful. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Amazon Customer