Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Review of Before the Season Ends
by Linore Rose Burkard

England, 1813
Romantic woes at home send Ariana Forsythe to her Aunt Bentley's town house in the fashionable Mayfair district of London. There she finds worse troubles than those that prompted her flight from home. Under her aunt's watchful eye, Ariana is soon steeped in high society--and at odds with Mr. Phillip Mornay, London's current darling rogue.

Then, unexpectedly, rumour of a scandal changes Ariana forever. Her faith and her future are at stake in an unexpected adventure that gains even the Prince Regent's attention.

Will Ariana's faith survive this test? And what about her heart? For it is Ariana's heart that most threatens to betray the truths she has always believed in. When she finds herself backed against a wall, betrothed to a man who cannot share her faith, how can it ever turn out right?

Ever yearn for the writing of a classic?
Ever wish you could pick up a book that transports you
right into the era without all the modern day worry of rules?

From the first sentence, Linore captures a regency flavor that has the reader hungering for more. The characters are vivid and individualistic, each giving the reader a reason to root for him or her. Her spiritual touches set the tone for a new, exciting novel that will refresh the spirit.

Young, independent Ariana is determined to do things her way. Her parents have their own ideas of what’s proper for their beloved, yet odd, daughter. Aunt Bentley is incorrigible, but just the person to bring out a properly bred daughter. Enter Mr. Mornay, the darling of society.

Jaded, moneyed, handsome, and bored, he’s in the perfect attitude to be waylaid by an expected sensation from the country.

Altogether a lovely book that has made my list of favorites.

Harvest House, Publisher

Happy Reading

By asking for the impossible, we obtain the best possible. --Italian proverb



Yumanbing said...

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Caroline said...


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