Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson

Title: Blackmoore
Author: Julianne Donaldson
Page Count: 276
Genre: Regency Romance
Book Brand: A Proper Romance

Kate Worthington knows she can never have her heart’s desire and so believes she will never marry. But Kate’s meddlesome mother has other plans. Kate journeys to the stately manor of Blackmoore on the cliffs above the seashore, where she must face the truth and the man that has kept her heart captive.

Set in northern England, Blackmoore is a Regency romance that tells the story of a young woman struggling to learn to follow her heart. With hints of Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters, Blackmoore is a page-turning tale of romance, intrigue and devotion.

This book, in truth, reminds me of both Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters.  It's that old English feel~ the separation of classes, the countryside, the speech.  I just loved it.

This book makes me wish I were standing on the Moors in England with the wind whipping through my hair.  It makes me long for old castles and walks along the sea shore.  I want to go to England!!

I loved the beautiful descriptions.  I could almost see, feel and taste everything in this book.  The characters were so well defined in my head.  My heart just ached as Kate's story unfolded bit by agonizing bit.  There were several moments in the book that the writing was just so beautiful.  So, so beautiful.  What a talented writer Julianne Donaldson is.  How lucky I am to be a part of promoting this book.

I read this book in one day.  Given, I didn't do a whole lot else because honestly, nothing seemed quite as important as reading that book.  :)  What?  I made dinner.  Everyone was picked up from school and fed.  What more do they need?  It was just one day.  One very good day.  I love this book.  I hope if you love regency romance you will give this book a read.  It is perfectly clean and simply beautiful.

You can find the following books by Julianne Donaldson on Amazon.  If you haven't had the chance to read Edenbrooke, this an awesome time to pick that one up!  (titles are linked)

Julianne Donaldson grew up as the daughter of a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot. She learned how to ski in the Italian Alps, visited East Berlin before the wall came down, and spent three years living next to a 500-year-old castle. After earning a degree in English, she turned her attention to writing about distant times and places. She lives in Utah with her husband and four children.

My thanks to Shadow Mountain for providing the book for my review AND providing the book for the giveaway as well.  Giveaway is open to US only.
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  1. Something about it is so intensely romantic! I don't know!

  2. The characters and the setting. There is a dark and mysterious quality mixed in with the light romantic themes that kept me on edge the whole time I was reading! To the point I finished it in one sitting it was so good!

  3. I love the old english feel type books and of course i love romance.

  4. I love clean romances, and I loved her previous book!

  5. I am always looking for good historical fiction authors who write CLEAN romances and have heard great things about this author! :)

  6. I love clean romances and I love books with young people that are not completely silly.

  7. I love clean historical romances. Edenbrook is wonderful. I can't wait to try this one too!

  8. I've never read any of her books, but I LOVE this type of genre! Can't wait to read!

  9. I just finished Edenbrooke and really liked it. I would love to read this one too!

  10. The regency romance definitely appeals to me the most - I am such a sucker for that genre!! And I like that it's a clean romance. :)

  11. I absolutely adore clean romances, especially clean ones! I loved Edenbrooke and have already read it 4 times - can't wait for Blackmoore!

  12. Clean romance! I'm a total romance junkie, but I like them clean and that is really difficult to find.


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