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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Review: DROPS OF GOLD by Sarah M. Eden

I often wonder why I review Sarah's books anymore. Are any of you expecting I'm going to come out with a review of one of her books at like four stars?! (I was going to put like two or three stars and I realized how ridiculous that would be...)

Still, Sarah writes a mean novel and you guys deserve to know how awesome each one is.

From Deseret BookWhen her father dies and leaves her completely destitute, Marion can think of only one thing to do--make a new life for herself. Commencing a life of duplicity, Marion transforms herself into Mary Wood--governess. In possession of a forged letter of recommendation and cloaked in the anonymity of her new identity, she enters a life of self-imposed servitude as teacher and caretaker of young Miss Caroline Jonquil of Farland Meadows. Her idyllic daydream vision of life at the Meadows is dashed when she finds a child desperately in need of hope and a cold and sorrowful home haunted by the past. With her characteristic sunny disposition, Marion casts her spell upon the household and slowly brings to life the long-forgotten joy of those within.
Layton Jonquil is a man tormented by the lies surrounding the death of his late wife, but he cannot deny his growing attraction for the beautiful governess whose goodness and optimism have touched his dormant heart. Their connection grows ever stronger, and despite the impropriety of harboring feelings for a servant, Layton's heart whispers that this is the woman he's destined to love. But when Layton's fears about the past become too much to bear and the falsehoods in which they are entangled threaten to shatter his and Marion's blossoming attachment, will true love conquer all?
Audience: Adult (Clean)
Genre: Regency Romance
Length: 191 pgs

Rating: *****+ (Cuz it's only funny once, rating a book a million stars. Besides, I don't want Sarah's head to get TOO big.)
Pros: I've mentioned this before. I love all of Sarah's books and I really do. She has a way with words and a way with romance that I truly enjoy. You may never understand the depth of my love for Sarah's books. That being said, this one is special. Issues are dealt with in others of Sarah's books, but for some reason this one had a special depth. Maybe I just connected with this one best out of all the others. Maybe it's because in the discussion on forgiveness, I felt like I got a little peek in the writer's soul and connecting like that is always a fantastic thing.
He said/She said: I don't want to spoil this part of the story, so I'm just going to tell you there's a very sweet story about forgiveness and mistakes that I bawled over on page 52. Go now and read it.
I said go.
Buy DROPS OF GOLD at Deseret Book
Try Something New: You like sigh-worthy romance? You might like THE LIST by Melanie Jacobson 

1 comment:

  1. I read this earlier this year and really enjoyed it, although it's not my favorite of hers. I have and love all her books!

    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings


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I've been writing since I was old enough to grasp a crayon--my grandma even has an early copy of a "book" I made her. I have a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Wyoming and will (hopefully) soon be starting a graduate program in English. When I'm not breaking up impromptu UFC fights in the living room or losing miserably to my boys at Uno, I'm ... well, writing or editing, of course! I'm married to my best friend, and we have three rambunctious but simply amazing little boys.


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