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
Wow, what a heart-felt mystery with a sweet profound natural faith message. The story is set in the mid-1800’s and they’ve just found out that Tressa’s father has gone missing leaving Tressa and her mother shocked and penniless. Debt collectors start banging on their doors demanding payment or they will take the Trevelyn Castle and its vineyard in leu of payment. Hence begins the mad search for the rumored hidden treasure. Tressa can’t trust anyone. Were they fortune seekers or well-wishers. See ...more
Wow! I am so impressed. What a pleasurable read filled with mystery and intrigue. A Rumored Fortune is an excellently woven story that kept me glued to the pages. I did not figure out who the villain was - not before the author wanted me to.
There is a budding romance with plenty of intrigue around the hero. Can he be trusted? Does he have alternative motives to win the heroine? Like a rumored fortune?
This was such a delightful read. I love the author's writing style and voice. And the heroine a ...more
A Rumored Fortune was a tale shrouded in mystery. The main character, Tressa, was forced to navigate the turbulent rumors and dangers that surrounded her family estate and vineyard.
I really felt for Tressa. At times she was a good judge of character, and at other times she fell short and made the wrong decisions regarding people’s true motives. It was truly understandable, though, given that she was working with such limited information. I also felt sorry for the lack of love this very caring yo ...more
“You can tell the quality of a man’s soul with one look at what he creates, for what he’s poured into his creation has come from within.” Notebook of a viticulturist
If you’re a fan of Inspirational historical romance, then you need to have Joanna Davidson Politano on your radar. I absolutely adored her debut novel, Lady Jayne Disappears, and in her sophomore novel, Politano once again brings an intriguing plot to readers.
There were plenty of plot twists throughout and to the very end. With remin ...more
This was an interesting historical read! I liked the way each chapter starts with a bit of vineyard wisdom that applies to other areas of life. I enjoyed the light mystery (light in the sense of pace and perceived level of danger; the stakes certainly seem high enough to the heroine!). And the setting is intriguing, with plenty of nooks and clues and even wide open spaces to explore.
Engaging while not necessarily "edge of your seat," A Rumored Fortune saves a handful of surprises for last, givin ...more
I really started to fall for this book around chapter 20. I enjoyed reading about the complex relationships, the search for the hidden fortune, and all the twists and turns of this story. I also loved the setting of the castle and the vineyard, how alive it felt.
I really appreciated all the symbolism of the vineyard and how it reflects life and relationship with God, especially with the pruning. I definitely connected with Tressa and her struggle to understand why God was taking things away from ...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.
A Rumored Fortune is a treasure trove of powerful truths just waiting to be discovered so they can enrich your soul! This gorgeous book is everything I could have hoped for and more! Joanna Davidson Politano's sophomore novel did not disappoint!!!
LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!
One of the things I love most about Joanna Davidson Politano's writing is that her characters are so relatable. They aren't perfect. They make mistakes. Then they make even bigger mistakes. But they so reflect the world ...more