Ooooh! I LOVE a good romance novel. You know I do. I was so excited to see a couple of things with this new book. First it was a new book in Shadow Mountain's "Proper Romance" line. You know what that means....clean yet wonderfully swoon-worthy! Not only was it a new Proper Romance but it was a new book from Julianne Donaldson! You may remember my review of her last book Edenbrooke? Well-- this one is amazing too! I'm excited to tell you about it!
Kate "Kitty" Worthington is determined to never marry. She bides her time waiting to go on a promised and long desired trip to Blackmoore, the estate of her dear friends Henry and Sylvia, Kate knows that once she escapes the confines of her home and the weight of her oppressive mother she can at last be free. Free from marriage to a wretched old man, free from her tedious life and free to go to India with her aunt Charlotte.
Kate's sly mother has other plans for her though, telling Kate that she will be free to go to India only if she receives 3 proposals of marriage and declines them during her visit to Blackmoore. Kate thinks that her mother's bargain shouldn't be too hard...until she arrives at Blackmoore. Upon arrival she discovers that she wasn't really invited and Henry's intended bride is there as well bringing long suppressed emotions to both Kate and Henrys friendship. Afraid that her plans to travel with her aunt are in jeopardy, Kate asks Henry, her friend, confidante, and the man who has secretly held her heart since childhood to help her...with unexpected results.
I really don't want to tell you much more for fear I will spoil the book!
A true Regency romance, Blackmoore is an
addictive read that will have you
laughing, crying and romantically sighing...
Blackmoore currently retails in paperback on DeseretBook.com for $14.39, as a Bookshelf eBook for $8.99, or as an audio book for $29.69.
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Disclaimer: Thank you so much to Deseret Book and Shadow Mountain for providing me with an advanced reader copy of this book to review. All opinions expressed herein are my very own!