“The Lost Heiress” is the first book I’ve read by Roseanna White but it most definitely will not be my last! This author has such a way with words that I felt a part of the story. A perfect blend of Gothic mystery and romance, this novel ended much too quickly for me.
I loved both Brook and Justin, friends from childhood who suddenly found that their relationship had evolved into more than just friendship but were not certain what to do about it. The romantic tension was perfect as Justin wrestled between duty and following his heart. I also liked how he was willing to sacrifice for Brook’s sake, even if it meant loss for himself.
“The Lost Heiress” is beautifully written with a strong plot and characters. Plenty of drama, mystery, danger, humor, and romance work together to make this a joy to read. I look forward to the next book in this series “The Reluctant Duchess” and plan to acquire copies of White’s earlier books asap.
This book was provided for review by Bethany House and the author.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Sweeping Romance and Mystery in the Edwardian Era
Brook Eden has never known where she truly belongs. When her friend Justin uncovers the fact that she is possibly 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 will their loyalty 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 their 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 those who can save her still aren’t sure who to trust.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Roseanna M. White pens her novels beneath her Betsy Ross flag, with her Jane Austen action figure watching over her. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two children, editing and designing, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of nine novels, ranging from biblical fiction to American-set romances to her new British series. Roseanna lives with her family in West Virginia. Learn more at www.RoseannaMWhite.com.