Tressa Harlowe's father did not trust banks, but neither did he trust his greedy extended family. He kept his vast fortune hidden somewhere on his estate in the south of England and died suddenly, without telling anyone where he had concealed it. Tressa and her ailing mother are left with a mansion and an immense vineyard and no money to run it. It doesn't take long for a bevy of opportunists to flock to the estate under the guise of offering condolences. Tressa knows what they're really up to. She'll have to work with the rough and rusticated vineyard manager to keep the laborers content without pay and discover the key to finding her father's fortune--before someone else finds it first.Award-winning author Joanna Davidson Politano welcomes readers to Trevelyan Castle, home of the poorest heiress in Victorian England, for a treasure hunt they'll not soon forget....
|Title||:||A Rumored Fortune|
|Number of Pages||:||416 pages|
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A Rumored Fortune Reviews
I love how the authors mind worked here, a man dies and relatives and others come from everywhere to get a share of his fortune.
The main points here are fortune and death, there is no body, and now a strange man claims he was hired to restore the vineyard be the deceased. Quite a man at that, and the more I read of him the more I liked him.
There are answers and many surprises here, keep reading you won’t be disappointed.
I received this book through LibraryThing, and was not required to give a p ...more
Charming, mysterious, romantic, fun, and swoon-worthy, A Rumored Fortune is Politano’s second novel, and, wow, does it deliver for this reader.
There is such a strong atmosphere to sink into within these pages. The setting is a castle, its grounds home to a vineyard. Though her castle home is important and much loved, it is the vineyard that captured Tressa's mind, as it had previously captured her father's before his mysterious death. However, both castle and vineyard have the funds that they n ...more
Simply fabulous Victorian Era novel! What's not to love about a treasure hunt?
In A Rumored Fortune Tressa Harlowe (and several family members) are searching for a hidden treasure. Tressa wants to save her family home and vineyard. The analogies of the vineyard to her life added to the novel. Each chapter begins with a quote by a viticulturist.
Joanna Politano continues to deliver elegant writing in the midst of mystery. There were several twists and turns that kept me guessing.
4.5 stars! A really enjoyable read with both plot and characters that will have you turning the pages. Beyond that, though, I immensely appreciated the spiritual themes of grafting and connecting to the true Vine.
The soon-to-be released, A Rumored Fortune, is the latest from Joanna Davidson Politano. I was excited to get an early look at Joanna's newest book!
There are many mysteries contained in this tale. It begins with the death of Tressa Harlowe's father, Josiah. His body is never found, only his empty boat floating close to shore. Next, Tressa and her mother must somehow locate where her father's fortune has been hidden. They have debts and employees to pay!
Tressa starts searching for the missing for ...more
I have read Joanna Davidson Politano's first novel, Lady Jayne Disappears, and it was like nothing I ever read before. Chalked full of mystery and a unique Victorian voice. So of course, when I read the synopsis on her second novel, A Rumored Fortune, I couldn't wait to dive into a treasure hunt in a castle in the Victorian era. Unfortunately the book fell flat for me.
Politano does a fabulous job at creating the setting and allowing me to experience the world of Trevelyan Castle. The house and ...more
Joanna Davidson Politano truly has a gift and I couldn’t be more excited to read another book of hers!
How’d you define wealth? A fortune?
Tressa Harlowe can be deemed to have both, living in a castle in a big estate where income comes from the wits of her father who has grown a vineyard in a place people claimed to be impossible.
Still, her life seems to be defined by what she doesn’t have: a title, a sensible mother, honest friendships... and the love of a father.
It’s heartbreaking to see this lo ...more
A Rumored Fortune is the second book I have read by author Politano and I must say that I have really been enjoying her writing style. This story is about an heiress of a hidden fortune, a castle in need of repair, workers who need to be paid, and a young woman who is in need of answers. Tressa and her mother receive some rather shocking news- that her father has died. There is sinister and superstitious circumstances surrounding his demise that reach back all the way to the previous occupants o ...more