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Friday, September 11, 2015

Contributor Review ~ The Lost Heiress (Ladies of the Manor, #1) by Roseanna White



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.


Reviewed by Rebecca Maney 

"A magnificent journey!"

Loss surrounds the beautiful Brook Eden like a well worn blanket; her life has been pieced together with both love and rejection from those in Monaco who have accepted her into their family, even if in name only; bypassing the fact that her real identity, following the tragic death of her mother, has remained an unsolved mystery; until now.

Justin Wildon, also known as Lord Harlow, and soon to become known as the Duke of Stafford, has given Brook the gift of identity, accompanying his beloved childhood friend to England in order to meet her family for the first time. In the blink of an eye this whispered illegitimate offspring has become the Baroness of Berkeley, with a vast fortune at her fingertips and a loving father, the famed Lord Ambrose Whitby, who is overjoyed to finally be reunited with his missing daughter.

In spite of Brook's "happily-ever-after", there are dark forces beyond her control which seek to destroy the young heiress, her life is severely threatened and heinous shadows lurk among her nearly constant, reoccurring nightmares. The one person who has stood by her side and loved her unconditionally for most of her life, now seems determined to put formal distance between them, merely to devote attention to his own family fortune. Brook's impetuous, independent spirit suffers mightily and her heart is nearly broken before God intervenes and transforms her fear into faith. But will it be too late for Brook and Justin? Will greed, betrayal and hatred among friends destroy young love and promising futures?

"The Lost Heiress" swells with history, mystery and romance upon the turn of every page, leading its readers on a magnificent journey, not soon to be forgotten.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion. 

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Rebecca is a graduate of Bryan College with a degree in Christian Education, and is currently serving at the First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Gastonia, North Carolina as the Director of Children's Ministry. With nearly 28 years of experience in her field, she has had many opportunities to use her love of reading and writing in creative ways across the generations. A wife, mother of four "nearly" grown children, and grandmother to four beautiful grandchildren, Rebecca has been able to return to her love of reading and more recently reviewing, with a renewed passion for the "beauty of story".

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There are giveaways going on, so hop on over to Roseanna's blog (http://roseannamwhite.blogspot.com/2015/09/the-lost-heiress.html)  
to find out where to enter for a copy of this awesome book! 

I am still working on my review copy but will have my review posted as soon as I am finished!

~Happy Reading~ 

 

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