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Published by Baker Publishing Group on September 8th 2015
Genres: 20th Century, Christian, Fiction, Historical, Romance
Roseanna White Debuts Sparkling British Historical RomanceBrook Eden has never known where she truly belongs. Though raised in the palace of Monaco, she's British by birth and was brought to the Grimaldis under suspicious circumstances as a babe. When Brook's friend Justin uncovers the fact that Brook is likely 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 their loyalty may 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 what began as 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 this time only the servants of Whitby can save her.
Being raised like a princess in the palace of Monaco, a young British woman soon discovers that she is in fact a long lost heiress from Yorkshire. Suddenly elevated from an illegitimate child with no great position or family to becoming the Baroness of Berkley, Brook faces uncertainty and unforeseen circumstances that are shrouded in mystery and evenly laced with betrayal. Just as soon as Brook is beginning to get comfortable with her newfound family, old lies and buried secrets unfold before her.
I really enjoyed The Lost Heiress, more than I thought I would. I had this idea that the story’s conflict would be about someone trying to disprove who she was and all that, but it wasn’t. Instead, there was something more interesting than that. And the love between her and the Duke was written so realistically. They argued and doubted one another multiple times, so it felt so great for everything to work itself out on its own without taking over the story.
Brook was my favorite character, but I adored Deirdre as well. At first, I thought Deirdre was a little annoying, overly cautious, and deceitful. She grew on me, however, and I understood why she had to do as she did. But, oh, I do loathe Lady Catherine. The whole cast of characters are all very entertaining. While I’ve never watched Downton Abbey, this book would certainly appeal to that crowd and everyone else who enjoys reading the Edwardian era.