Category Archives: Reviewed by Lisa

The Lost Heiress by Roseanna M. White

The Lost HeiressThe Lost Heiress by Rosanna White is right at the top of my “favorite books list.”  It is set in the Edwardian Era of England.  Brook, the main character, has never known where she truly belongs.  She was adopted by the woman who saved her from a carriage accident as an infant.  She was raised in Monaco’s palace by the prince.  Once grown, she longed to know where she came from. The death of her adoptive mother brought with it some secrets of her past.  Best friend and Duke, Justin, helped her find the family who thought her missing forever.  While her father accepted her right away, others were suspicious of her motives. Unknowingly, she has carried a curse that threatens to tear her from the family she has just found.  Will she learn to love and rely on those who betrayed her before?  You will just have to read it to see!  I literally couldn’t put this book down.  It had me completely captivated.  I liked it so much I purchased my own copy and have the next book pre-ordered!

The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck

The Wedding Dress

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Something just speaks to Charlotte, owner of a bridal boutique, when she finds an old truck at an estate sale.  She buys it even though it is welded shut.  Her fiance, Tim, iss initially upset at her for spending money on it when they are saving for a wedding.

Upon opening the trunk she finds a beautiful hand-stitched wedding gown and some old military dog tags.  Her quest to learn more about this extraordinary dress leads her on a journey that will change her. She learns of the other brides who wore the dress and their stories of love, loss and redemption:  Emily from 1912, Mary Grace from 1939, Hillary from 1968.  Has Charlotte finally found the perfect dress and is Tim her true love ? If you are looking for a delightful, easy read, check it out!

The Secret of Pembrooke Park by Julie Klassen

The Secret of Pembrooke Park

This novel is set in England during the early 1800s.  Sisters Abigail and Louisa remain unmarried despite a sizable dowry until a poor investment forces the family to sell their London house and let (rent) the home of a distant relative they don’t even know in a small village outside London.  Younger sister Louisa initially remains in London with her mother for her season while older, responsible Abigail heads to Pembrooke Park with her father to set up their new home, despite the disappointment of leaving long-time friend, Gilbert, before his tour of Italy and without an offer of marriage.  Upon arriving at Pembrooke Park, she finds an old estate perfectly preserved from the last family living there.  It looked as if the family had fled suddenly, leaving behind everything just as they were using it.  Rumor has it there is hidden treasure in the haunted house, but nobody in the village will talk about it.  The past, the family, the treasure remain a mystery until Abigail starts receiving anonymous letters, possibly written by a former occupant.  As the intriguing story unfolds, does Abigail find love in unexpected places?  Can she overcome her insecurity about her younger, more beautiful sister?  And, is there really a secret room with hidden treasure?  You will just have to read it and see.  I promise you won’t be disappointed.