The Lost Heiress is a beautiful, deep story. It actually got off to a bit of a slow start for me, but that did not diminish my interest in the story line. It was simply packed full of characters, descriptions, and situations that made me slow down and really take notice of what was going on.
The author did a lovely job of making me feel like I was right there in the story. Brook experiences a wide range of emotions and at times is very unsure. There is a sweet romance that blooms throughout the novel, as well. Justin and Brook, friends for ages, must discover if it is possible for them to move beyond mere friendship to something more.
The setting of the story was wonderful. I loved the descriptions of the English moors and countryside. Another aspect of this novel that was excellent was the ability to see things from the perspective of not only the upper class members of the household but also view events from the servants’ eyes.
This was a very interesting story, with a thread of mystery and danger running throughout it, and I look forward to reading more from this author.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Brook Eden has never known where she truly belongs. Though raised in the palace of Monaco, she’s British by birth and was brought to the Grimaldis under suspicious circumstances as a babe. When Brook’s friend Justin uncovers the fact that Brook is likely a missing heiress from Yorkshire, Brook leaves the sun of the Mediterranean to travel to the moors of the North Sea to 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 their loyalty may 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 what began as 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 this time only the servants of Whitby can save her.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Roseanna M. White grew up in the mountains of West Virginia, the beauty of which inspired her to begin writing as soon as she learned to pair subjects with verbs. She spent her middle and high school days penning novels in class, and her love of books took her to a school renowned for them.
After graduating from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, she and her husband moved back to the same mountains they equate with home.
Roseanna is the author of two biblical novels, A Stray Drop of Blood and Jewel of Persia, the historical romance, Love Finds You in Annapolis, Maryland, and the historical, romantic suspense Culper Ring Series (Ring of Secrets, Whispers from the Shadows, and Circle of Spies). She is also the senior reviewer at the Christian Review of Books, which she and her husband founded, the senior editor at WhiteFire Publishing, and a member of ACFW, HisWriters, and Colonial Christian Fiction Writers.
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