Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The Secret of Pembrooke Park: A Blog Review
Abigail Foster is the practical daughter. She fears she will end up a spinster, especially as she has little dowry, and the one man she thought might marry her seems to have fallen for her younger, prettier sister.
Facing financial ruin, Abigail and her father search for more affordable lodgings, until a strange solicitor arrives with an astounding offer: the use of a distant manor house abandoned for eighteen years. The Fosters journey to imposing Pembrooke Park and are startled to find it entombed as it was abruptly left: tea cups encrusted with dry tea, moth-eaten clothes in wardrobes, a doll's house left mid-play...
The handsome local curate welcomes them, but though he and his family seem acquainted with the manor's past, the only information they offer is a stern warning: Beware trespassers drawn by rumors that Pembrooke Park contains a secret room filled with treasure.
This catches Abigail's attention. Hoping to restore her family's finances--and her dowry--Abigail looks for this supposed treasure. But eerie sounds at night and footprints in the dust reveal she isn't the only one secretly searching the house.
Then Abigail begins receiving anonymous letters, containing clues about the hidden room and startling discoveries about the past.
As old friends and new foes come calling at Pembrooke Park, secrets come to light. Will Abigail find the treasure and love she seeks...or very real danger?
You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format
About The Author:
Julie Klassen loves all things Jane--Jane Eyre and Jane Austen. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Julie worked in publishing for sixteen years and now writes full time. She has won three Christy Awards in the Historical Romance category for The Silent Governess (2010), The Girl in the Gatehouse (2011), and The Maid of Fairbourne Hall (2012). Julie and her husband have two sons and live in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota. Learn more about Julie and her books at http://julieklassen.com/
Julie Klassen has been a favorite author of mine for some time now, and I have had the great opportunity to read, as well as review, several of her books. I recently had such a chance to read her newest release, The Secret of Pembrooke Park.
Now if you love historical fiction, mixed with a little romance and mystery, then this book is absolutely for you. It has all of that, along with delightfully characters who will touch your heart, a lovely storyline and a stunning cover! I found myself reading late into the night to find out how the book would end, and it was a wonderful ending, that made me yearn for more from this amazing writer. There are some good twists and turns, that had me guessing, and all loose ends were tied up nicely by the end of the book. Another hit read from Julie Klassen.
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase The Secret of Pembrooke Park at your favorite Christian book retailer from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog! All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***