I consider this AMAZING book New Adult Fiction since the main character was 17 years old, but the love interest was in his 20s. I cannot say enough good things about Edenbrooke. Read it!! I reviewed this book first on my other blog, Clean Adult Fiction.

Title: Edenbrooke
Author: Julianne Donaldson
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Release Date: March 2012
Pages: 264
Series: none
5 STARS: I LOVED IT!!!

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 she 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.

My Thoughts:
Oh my this book was AMAZING!!! I loved it!! This is a book I would recommend to everyone who loves a good romance, a little excitement, mystery, and a lot of laughs.

From the beginning I was attached to Marianne. The poor girl had been shipped off to the city after the death of her mother. Her father had sent her to family in one place and sent her twin sister to another. Separated from her family and the beautiful countryside she felt lost. She left to meet up with her sister at Edenbrooke as soon as the invitation came.

The scenery was breathtaking and made me want to visit the English countryside. Sigh. Maybe one day. I loved the humor that came with some embarrassing moments for Marianne especially in front of handsome men. Just thinking about it makes me want to go re-read this book today.

I’d heard so many good things about Edenbrooke. I don’t know why it took me so long to finally read it! If you want a beautiful, relaxing, romantic read go get this book now! You’ll enjoy it.

Content Ratings: highlight between ( ) to view details
Sexual Content: very mild ( kissing )
Language: none
Violence: mild ( gun injuries, kidnapping )

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Reviewed by Kathryn Cooper
Creator of Clean Adult Fiction
and Clean Teen Fiction

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20 thoughts on “New Adult Review: Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson

  1. Erika- You can see what my ratings mean by clicking on the 'content ratings' tab at the top of this website. Basically very mild is like a G rated movie, mild-PG, moderate-PG13, and heavy-R. I hope that helps. 🙂

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  2. Just curious what is your definition of very mild? I am loooking for clean books to read and was wondering what your different rating ment / what gives the book that rating. posted by Erika Mish

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  3. Marrianne- Thanks so much! Your words have given me a boost. That is the #1 reason why I do this blog. I'm so glad it helps you out! I've had my baby and moved so I'm ready to start catching up on book reviews!

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  4. I wanted to thank you for taking the time to make this blog. I have found it very useful to help satiate the voracious appetites of the young avid readers in my home. I really appreciate your input. I don't feel like I can pick up any “teen” book in the library or bookstore without reading (and rating) it first, and I certainly can't 'preread' all the books for my girls anymore, so your input has been invaluable. Thank you thank you thank you! You are providing a noble and much needed service.

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  5. Marriane- I want more too! I think she has another one coming out in the fall or winter maybe. It'll be in the same world as Edenbrooke but with different main characters. Can't wait!

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