Marianne Daventry will do anything to escape the boredom of Bath and the amorous attentions of an unwanted suitor. So when an invitation arrives from her twin sister, Cecily, to join her at a sprawling country estate, she jumps at the chance. 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. From a terrifying run-in with a highwayman to a seemingly harmless flirtation, Marianne finds herself embroiled in an unexpected adventure filled with enough romance and intrigue to keep her mind racing. Will Marianne be able to rein in her traitorous heart, or will a mysterious stranger sweep her off her feet? Fate had something other than a relaxing summer in mind when it sent Marianne to Edenbrooke.
This story was simply lovely! It was captivating from start to finish. The characters were so genuine, you really were able to connect with them right from the start. Marianne and Philip had such a sweet relationship built out of true friendship. Their relationship never felt forced or rushed. I really loved that the characters spent so much time getting to know eachother. I usually do not prefer books written in the first person, however this one was done exceptionally well. Marianne was a kindhearted heroine full of wit and honesty, and being able read from her perspective really added depth to the story. Philip was every bit the hero of this story. Almost perfect with only a few flaws, which only served to make him human and more endearing. His confidence and charm were the perfect balance to Marianne’s unassuming, sweet nature. I love how the characters were able to just be themselves when they were together, they truly complimented eachother in the best ways. This is one of those books I will happily read over and over! Just all the warm, fuzzy, feels from this book!
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