About the Book
Charlotte Darby’s ship is sinking. Penniless and alone, she is struggling to care for herself and her young sister in the harsh seaport town of Kingston upon Hull. When a solicitor from London brings news that she is the heir to a vast estate in Kent, it seems her days of rough seas are over. Willowkeep is prosperous and grand, far too much for a shipping merchant’s daughter to manage, and she quickly comes to rely on the help of Henry Morland, the estate’s kind and handsome steward.
Henry has worked hard his entire life, but all the money he’s saved won’t be enough to get his father out of debtor’s prison. Henry’s fondness for Charlotte and her sister is only another reminder of his low status and lack of money. Though he is willing to do whatever it takes to keep Charlotte happy and looked after, as the county’s wealthiest lady, she can never be his.
Courted by a charming man of the ton, threatened by those desperate to get their hands on her money, and determined to keep her sister safe from the same fate that cost her the rest of her family, Charlotte turns to the ghost of the beheaded queen, Anne Boleyn, for help. But no matter the size of the fortune, life—and love—are never smooth sailing.
About the Author
Julie Daines was born in Concord, Massachusetts, and was raised in Utah. She spent eighteen months living in London, where she studied and fell in love with English literature, sticky toffee pudding, and the mysterious guy who ran the kebab store around the corner.
She loves reading, writing, and watching movies--anything that transports her to another world. She picks Captain Wentworth over Mr. Darcy, firmly believes in second breakfast, and never leaves home without her verveine.
Julie Daines’ Willowkeep is a fun, engaging, and sweet regency, romance novel that readers will absolutely love. From page one readers will be drawn into the story of an impoverished young women, Charlotte and her sister, Susan, who suddenly find themselves thrust into a new world of polite and high society for Charlotte is now an heiress. A strong theme in this story is family and family bonds. I love how Charlotte is so tender and protective of her younger, handicapped sister. Especially in a world and society that would normally cast this child aside or send her to an asylum. I also love how from the beginning, Henry, the steward of Willowkeep, takes up a kinship with Susan. And of course along with these excellent characters, the story and sweet romance will draw readers in as well. I would recommend this novel to readers that enjoy regency romance novels.
Genre: regency, romance, historical
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Publication date: June 1, 2016
Number of pages: 280
Content Rating: G
Book Rating: 5 stars
A review copy of this book was provided by Covenant Communications.
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