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Having decided she will never marry, Kate Worthington plans to escape her meddlesome family by travelling to India. Her mother agrees on the condition that she gets--and rejects--three marriage proposals. To fulfill her end of the bargain Kate travels to the manor of Blackmoore in northern England, where her plans go awry.
Publisher: Salt Lake City, Utah : Shadow Mountain, [2013]
ISBN: 9781609074609
Branch Call Number: FICTION Don
Description: 286 pages ; 23 cm


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bibliosara Sep 05, 2019

As my first Julianne Donaldson book, I wasn't sure what to expect from Blackmoore. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the character depth and development, the beautiful depictions of setting, and the escalating tension in the story. A wonderful contemporary romance with a Gothic Regency style, Blackmoore tells the story of a Kate/Kitty, young woman fighting to free herself from the barriers of society, scandal, and her mother's expectations and behavior. Determined never to marry, she negotiates a deal with her mother that will allow her to accompany her aunt to India - and hopefully, never return to the constraints of her family's household again. But when things go against plan during her long-awaited visit to Blackmoore, her childhood friends' ancestral home, Kate will have to rediscover her dreams and find the strength she never knew she had.

Sep 15, 2016

Bestselling author Julianne Donaldson delivers another passionate Regency-era romance, full of sizzling tension and unconsummated love (earning it the term of a “proper” romance). Blackmoore is similar to her previous work (Edenbrooke) in that both feature strong heroines who travel to country estates and find love. Blackmoore stands out for its Brontë-like atmosphere and haunting landscapes. The windswept moors, ocean-battered cliffs, and dark and mysterious passages of Blackmoore are a perfect backdrop for a Gothic-inspired romance. Fans of Little Women and Northanger Abbey will enjoy the focus on the changing nature of friendship and importance of family connections.

Aug 21, 2014

Enthralling and sweet. This book was a wonderful summer read.

Aug 16, 2014

Loved this book. Could not put it down. It was such a beautiful story. Made me smile. Very relaxing.

Nov 23, 2013

Wow,I can't agree with above comment I thought it was worth the read,couldn't put it down.I recommend it

Oct 29, 2013

LOVED every moment of this story! The sweetness of the love between its main characters was achingly beautiful. Sometimes I would have to put it down for a few minutes to get my breath back!


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