2011 Christy Award-Winner for 'Historical Romance'!
RITA Award finalist and Christy Award winner Julie Klassen delivers historical romances brimming with the eloquence and intensity of Jane Austen. In an abandoned gatehouse on an old estate, Mariah Aubrey lives in seclusion. She supports herself by writing novels in secret—at a time when such writing is considered improper and unladylike. Soon the wealthy and ambitious Captain Bryant leases the estate and is intrigued by the beautiful girl in the gatehouse. But will he risk his plans—and his heart—for a woman shadowed by scandal?
- Not impressed with the "snotting English" portrayal & slow moving story
The narrator read with a snotty, stuck up English accent. The story dragged on and on with a back and forth possible romance, which I didn't realize that was the premise of the story. Took forever, with back and forth pettiness of offenses and misunderstanding, then in the prologue?? they got married?!?!?
Just not a fan of English drama, romance novels and didn't enjoy the authors writing. There was a quote in the beginning of each chapter that wasn't necessary and often didn't relate. Most of the quotes were Jane Austen, like she was trying to write like her. No more books by this author...