Standing before Feldstone Manor, site of so many happy memories, Rose Davenport feels nothing but dread. Her familys annual visit to the stately home was once brightened by her friendship with the earls youngest son, William, but everything changed the day his elder brother was disinherited and William became heir to his fathers earldom. From that moment, William made it clear he has no interest in continuing an acquaintance with Rose. Heartbroken, she sets out to prove that she will simply not be ignoredor outdoneby the arrogant future lord of the manor. When his elder brother marries for love, Williams entire life changes in an instant. He does not have the same option to marry whom he chooses, and he must let go of the feelings he has harbored for his dear friend, Rose. He steels himself against her annual visits, determined to keep his feelings for her a secret. But when he makes the hasty promise to marry within six months, he never dreams that his actions will lead Rose to impuls...
|Title||:||The Roses of Feldstone|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||224 pages|
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The Roses of Feldstone Reviews
Fun new Regency.
I loved this premise:
But when he makes the hasty promise to marry within six months, he never dreams that his actions will lead Rose to impulsively undertake the same challenge.
And it did not disappoint.
Stunning regency era read! As a brand new author on the scene, it leaves me extremely excited to see what she has coming next. Perfectly paced, and the anticipation will have you desperately turning the pages of this beautiful novel.
So descriptive, but not overly so. The characters each contribute in a way that embellished the scenes in which they appeared. I loved the fact that despite reading similar plot lines in historical fiction prior, it felt original. Both Rose & William we’re easy ...more
Rose was heartbroken over the loss of William’s affection. William had always been a kind and thoughtful person to everyone. He used to be that way to Rose too, but not lately. Ever since William became the heir to his father’s earldom, he was a changed man. Their once easy friendship turned into a sparring match of angry words and uncomfortable silences. Although William loved Feldstone, his dream had always been to become a doctor, not the keeper of Feldstone. However, when his older brother r ...more
There might be a decent story here but the author's complete ignorance of Regency custom and law is getting in the way of my finding it. Some points the author might have found with even cursory research:
* An earl cannot disinherit his heir from the title. Not possible. Titles are royal grants and messing with the inheritance is a big, fat hairy deal. I don't know what it'd take to change the inheritance in Regency England, but at the very least it'd be a matter before the House of Lords and it' ...more
I love a good clean romance and The Roses of Feldstone kept things fun and interesting throughout the book. There was good chemistry between the main two characters and once I started reading I didn't want to put it down.
Romance is not my genre, but this was a really great book. I'm not just saying that because the author is my friend either. It was funny and witty and had more depth and plot twists than I was anticipating.
This was a clean, sweet romance but didn't leave me wanting more or quickly turning around and reading it over again just to revisit my favorite parts.
Rose and William were somewhat one dimensional. There was some back story and some personality thrown in with the addition of their concern for the Wrights and Adam the chimney sweep climbing boy. Much of this story was about their miscommunication and hot and cold reactions to each other. The side characters didn't do a whole lot to round out th ...more
Rose's once fond memories of Feldstone Manor and of it's heir, William, were no longer pleasant. When pressure was put on William to become engaged within six months, Rose decided to earnestly become available to another suitor in the "ton". She would not appear as "the rejected one"!
This first novel of Esther Hatch's debut is a delight to read. Although mostly predictable, it is well-written with a few "twists".
It reinforces some of the hurt, pressure and expectations were put on those in the ...more