Author: Joanna Davidson Politano
Genre: Historical Romance/Suspense
Release Date: August 20, 2019
Raina's dreams are all about to come true.
But some dreams turn out to be nightmares.
Raina Bretton is a rag woman in London's East End when a handsome stranger appears in a dank alley, offering her a glittering smile and a chance for adventure. Rothburne Abbey has a unique position for her, one that will take her away from her hardscrabble life and give her a chance to be a lady.
Though Raina has traded squalor for silk and satin, something about the abbey is deeply unsettling. As she wrestles with her true identity, the ruin, decay, and secrets she finds at the heart of the old mansion tear at her confidence and threaten to reveal her for who she really is. Only one man stands between her and the danger that lurks within--and only if he decides to keep her biggest secret hidden.
Reviewer: Eva-Joy Schonhaar
Wow! That was one wild ride.
I didn't know what to expect when I started reading Finding Lady Enderly. The plot was a bit confusing at first (and it remained twisty and mystery-filled throughout) and I found the story hard to get into. But once I really settled down and started reading large chunks of the book at a time, I found myself enjoying it more and more.
WHAT I LIKED
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE
These criticisms make it sound like I didn't care for the book at all - but I did! It was well written, engaging, and definitely worth your time if you're a fan of romantic, faith-based historical fiction.
This book was provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group through NetGalley.
Reviewer: Laura J. Davis
What woman would go with a stranger on the promise that he could make her life better? A desperate one, perhaps? One who is pining for the only man she ever loved, who was lost at sea? Such is the case with Raina Bretton. She sees an opportunity for a life change and leaps into it without really thinking about the consequences. And oh, what consequences there will be!
Joanna Davidson Politano's latest offering will keep you guessing until the very end. When Raina accepts the role to step into the shoes of Lady Enderly, she does it believing the woman is taking a time out from society. But not all is as it seems at Rothburne Abbey and soon Raina starts to wonder what really happened to the missing Lady Enderly. This one will keep you guessing at every turn of the page.
The cast of characters are well fleshed out, and I was always wondering which ones were trustworthy. I adored the love letters and secret messages Raina and Sully used to communicate with each other. And the message that God can take difficult circumstances and use them for good was evident.
The mystery of what happened to Lady Enderly was such a surprise to me. I was not expecting that! Well, done!
This is an excellent book for book clubs. I highly recommend it!
I received this book courtesy of Baker Publishing Group through NetGalley.