I’m delighted to be a part of author Julianne Donaldson’s virtual book tour for her latest Regency romance novel, BLACKMOORE, published by Shadow Mountain Publishing under the label: A Proper Romance.
For more reviews and a chance to win a copy of this charming book, check out Julianne’s Tour Page on Shadow Mountain’s website. As part of the tour, I’m sharing my review and a brief background on the author.
BLACKMOORE by Julianne Donaldson
Kate Worthington wants to be nothing like her mother. She doesn’t care about marriage, but wants to embrace adventure with her aunt on a trip to India. More than anything, she wants to visit the stately manor Blackmoore for the season.
Blackmoore, which sits atop cliffs above the seashore, belongs to her best friend, Henry and his family. Due to a mysterious tiff between her mother and his, she hasn’t been asked to visit when the family stays there even though she longs to. Meanwhile, Kate’s meddlesome and flirtatious mother plans to marry her off to a wealthy man - any wealthy man.
Kate hope to escape comes when she is finally allowed to visit Blackmoore. In addition, her mother has stipulated that she must receive and turn down three marriage proposals while at Blackmoore before she is allow to go India with her aunt. Finally, Kate foresees a way to leave her domineering mother and a life she can’t image living.
However, when Kate’s adventure finally begins, she soon realizes that she left more behind than the love of her temperamental cat. Will the adventure be enough to fill the void she now feels for a concept she never imaged?
Author Julianne Donaldson weaves a mystical tale of romance, hopes and dreams. Her characters are well-developed and likable. She gives them flaws and quirks, but strength and determination.
The story flows smoothly even though it shifts in time a bit the reader is not lost or confused. An eye for detail, the author paints a beautiful setting for this enchanting romance. The alluring story will draw you in and hold you captivated until the end.
Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson, A Proper Romance, Shadow Mountain, @2013, ISBN: 978-1609074609, Paperback, 320 Pages
FTC Full Disclosure - This book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR…
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. A great way to stay in touch with Julianne is through her Facebook Page or find her online at www.juliannedonaldson.com
During Julianne’s blog tour, Shadow Mountain Publishing has Amazon.com specials running on the digital books under the ‘A Proper Romance’ brand. These include: EDENBROOKE - $1.99 and BLACKMOORE - $7.99.
Thanks for stopping by today. Don’t forget to check out the other blogs participating in Julianne’s tour for a chance to win a copy of this intriguing book. Have a great Sunday and HAPPY READING!!