Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Willowkeep by Julie Daines + $25 and Book Giveaway!

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.


I absolutely adored this book.  The characters, the setting, the time period- everything.  I was drawn in from the very beginning and had a hard time putting this book down.

Nobody has a better, kinder heart than Charlotte Darby.  I love how fiercely she protects her sister and how ready she is to help those around her.  Charlotte longs for family and a safe place to fall.  She is so endearing.  My heart loved her almost at once.

I dare you not to fall in love with Henry.  Honest.  He is exactly the kind of male lead I love.  Strong, steady and reliable.  So unassuming and he's never late.  :)  His quiet strength gives Charlotte exactly what she needs.  He is always there for her.  It was perfect.

This book had a bit of intrigue and suspense and it played out like an excellent movie in my head.  I can still picture it now.  This will go down as one of my favorite regency novels so far this year.

Content:  Clean- some mild violence

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.


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10 comments:

  1. Yay! I'm reading this one today! Glad to hear you loved it!

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    1. I can't wait to see what you think of it!

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  2. Thank you so much for this great review! It warms my heart!!

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    1. Thank YOU! :) I can't wait to see what you do next!

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    1. I love having something good to look forward to. Especially a good book! I hope you love it!

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  4. sounds great cant wait to read (denise smith denise226@verizon.net)

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    1. It was so good. I hope you love it too!

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  5. A favorite eh? I've heard a few really positive reviews about this book. It sounds good!

    Dena @ Batch of Books

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    1. I know. It's hard to call favorites- especially for books but I really did love this one.

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