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Edenbrooke: A Proper Romance Kindle Edition
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The heroine, Marianne, is innocent and endearing even if she does blush a lot. When a visit to a country estate puts her in the path of Phillip, the heir of Edenbrooke, she has to choose between her happiness and her sister's. But first she has to understand her heart and trust Phillip's.
And Phillip, where to begin? Yes please!!!! Could Donaldson have written a more perfect character? If I weren't already married if fall in love with him myself!!!!
SEX: none, a few great kisses
The character's twin sister, insensitive, frivolous and self-consumed, does a bit of an about-face at the end, in the name of happy endings. Some of the heroine's details -- the motion sickness, the fainting and crying, the small stature, the silly twirling, the accident-prone behavior -- are a little tiresome. Fortunately, her painting skills are a good talent, and her sense of humor shows up in the clutch.
Twin girls, separated by a death. One always got what she wanted. One sent to a lavish estate to find out how to become a proper lady. The other girl off having fun and enjoy life a little too much. Cecily, the wild spoiled sister, has her heart set on a bachelor. Sir Philip is a big flirt and well known for it. Marianne met Sir Philip in a most stressful and out of place time. Back at the estate, great times are had in the massive library. Who will win Sir Philip's heart and receive his love letters for life?
I loved the romance and getting to know the characters. I loved the voice - it's not mimicking Jane Austen in style, so if you're wanting an Austen spin-off, this isn't really it. It has a more modern voice and writing style, but it's put in an historical setting. With that said, I didn't feel like the modern voice detracted from the story line in any way. It's not *too* modern where you feel like the main character doesn't fit in with the time period. It's just modern enough that you feel like it's easy to read and easy to connect with the characters. It doesn't feel like "work" to read the classic old-fashioned style. (Not that I don't like classics or Austen - I love them too. But each style has its time and place in my heart).
There were instances, especially in the beginning, where I felt like Marianne judged Phillip too harshly (so he hired you a carriage and took care of all your travel arrangements for you... Why is that a bad thing so that you're now calling him insufferable? I think that's nice... But then again, I live in an era where chivalry is mostly dead in the general population). But just as she is quick to judge, she's also quick to forgive, so it didn't really bother me.
I liked the build up with the love story. It's fast, and she's relatively young (17 years old), but you still feel like their love is genuine. After I finished reading my library copy, I immediately went and bought a copy for my Kindle - and I hardly ever do that, so yes, this is one I'd recommend!