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There were some parts that were so funny, that I literally laughed out loud yes, at 1am, while I sat edenbrloke my living room reading this morning.

This is not on the same level as Jane Austen sorry! We were worried for her safety, and for good reason.


Seemed a little too “neat”. Her gran, a cranky and unpleasant old biddy, decides to disinherit her no good scoundrel nephew and bestow her fortune of forty thousand pounds on Marianne, as long as the girl will learn to behave Marianne Daventry is an innocent year-old whose mother died the year before in a riding accident.

A book that is hard to put down! Your blindness to my feelings is a daily torment, and I feel driven to the edge of madness by my love for you.

Jan 31, Cherine rated it it was amazing. View all 26 comments. And third, the dance scene.

Edenbrooke was a book I couldn’t put down. Ooooo, even better someone needs to make this into a movie!! I totally get that. I know that most historical fiction set in the Regency period are fairly inaccurate and take a lot of license with dialogue, clothing, etc. Furthermore, in the very first chapter, we see a nice donalxson not particularly prepossessing individual come to see Marianne, having dedicated a poem to her blue eyes.


There, you edenbroke write all your own opinions without having to deal with me. This story had everything you want in a Regency romance; endearing characters, dashing hero’s, humorous and quick-witted dialogue, and villains that will leave you seething.

Marianne, our heroine, is supposed to be a free spirit and loves the country and loves twirling. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! dlnaldson

I can promise you, once you read this book, you will be recommending it to all of your friends. While on occasion, I think all girls understand being badgered by a male in whom she has no interest, we DON’T want to see a supposedly kind, nice girl make fun of this man in the very first chapter the first few pages! Her inability to take any compliments, especially from Philip, was juilanne irritating, but it was understandable at the same time because she hasn’t really had any experience and is not generally disposed to flirt.

There were a few corny parts that kind of distracted from the story for me.

Darcy’s and Elizabeth’s from Pride and Prejudice; except the male protagonist is a lot nicer. We know she loves twirling because this is mentioned in every single chapter, but specifically the first chapter, in which twirling is mentioned every other page. Handsome, rich, and comes off as arrogant when you first meet him. I could be myself and be loved deeply. The wind was tossing it’s leaves so that they twirled upon their stems, and at the sight I was struck by the realization that it had been much too long since I had twirled.

I was really excited when I came upon this book, but not only did it fail to titillate me, it pissed me off that the rating is this misleading. I enjoyed every minute from her point of view, and her struggles to be a “elegant” lady verses being herself twirls and all.


The ending is very happy I read over about 20 times it was that good. This is where the story turns sad. When Philip’s true identity is revealed, Marianne must confront her fears as well as her growing affection for him.

I am going to re-read it over again and again! It really was a ‘proper romance’ like it says – it satisfied, more than satisfied, my romantic wishes and I am such a hopeless romantic! Why do authors create such amazingly impossible dreamy men?! Her grandmother also reveals she is disinheriting her heir, the Nefarious Nephew Mr. This is challenge to Marianne who prefers twirling under the open sky to just about any activity.

Edenbrooke (Edenbrooke, #1) by Julianne Donaldson

I had to tell him. Writing — There is no way I can describe the quality of writing and not come off as a pompous jerk. I am anxious for more of Julianne Donaldson’s work to be published! Why This Book Really Sucked: Thinking she’ll be able to relax and enjoy her beloved English countryside while her sister snags the handsome heir of Edenbrooke, Marianne finds that even the best laid plans can go awry. I would LOVE for this to be a movie. This one was so …more I am in a book club at my local library and the last 5 books have not appealed to me and I have only just read pages or less.

Plus much much more! This is a fantastic book I recommend it to everyone.