Thursday, October 10, 2013
Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson Review
Kate Worthington knows her heart and she knows she will never marry. Her plan is to travel to India instead—if only to find peace for her restless spirit and to escape the family she abhors. But Kate’s meddlesome mother has other plans. She makes a bargain with Kate: India, yes, but only after Kate has secured—and rejected—three marriage proposals.
Kate journeys to the stately manor of Blackmoore determined to fulfill her end of the bargain and enlists the help of her dearest childhood friend, Henry Delafield. But when it comes to matters of love, bargains are meaningless and plans are changeable. There on the wild lands of Blackmoore, Kate must face the truth that has kept her heart captive. Will the proposal she is determined to reject actually be the one thing that will set her heart free?
Set in Northern England in 1820, Blackmoore is a Regency romance that tells the story of a young woman struggling to learn how to follow her heart. It is Wuthering Heights meets Little Women with a delicious must-read twist.
First of all I loved the cover. When I read the description and found it was regency romance I knew I had to read this one. It was a great book that had me turning pages quickly so I could learn the whole dark past of Kate and Henry. I liked both Kate and Henry a lot and Donaldson did a great job of showing the deep respect, friendship, and love between these two characters. Of course there are the other characters that try to keep them apart and it all made for a very exciting story.
Blackmoore was a wonderful setting for the book with the moor, the ocean, and the house with all of its dark halls and secret passages. If you are a fan of Wuthering Heights I think you would really enjoy this one as well. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I am looking forward to reading more by this author in the future.
My rating: 4 stars out of 5
I received this book from NetGalley for a review.
Posted by Anne at 5:28 AM