August 7, 2012


With a heavy heart, I took Edenbrooke: A Proper Romance by Julianne Donaldson back to the library today.

It felt like I was saying goodbye to my good friends. I miss them already.

The first time I read Edenbrooke, I started reading at 11pm. I thought if I read a little then I could get my tired eyes to close and I'd happily drift off to sleep. No such thing. About 2:30 in the morning I finished. I even read the thank you section in the back. Then I was surprised to find that I knew the author's sister. So wild. We were missionaries in Slovenia together.

I picked up Edenbrooke again about a week later. I just wanted to read how Marianne and Philip met one more time. She is under duress, throws open the door to an inn and demands the first man she sees come help her carriage driver who had just been shot. He remarks that she must have him confused with the innkeeper. She retorts that she was under the impression that he was a gentleman but apparently she was mistaken. Later when the initial commotion dies down, Philip dines with Marianne and the fun truly begins. She pretends to be a milkmaid and sings a great milking song. Ha ha ha. The dialogue between these two is not only entertaining, it sucked me in, attached me to the characters and kept me turning those pages. So, yeah, I read the entire book again. That would be twice in two weeks. Ehem. I think I have a problem.

I think what I liked best was the flirting that went on between the characters. It's been so long since I've flirted with anyone...I forgot how fun that can be and realize that I need to figure out how to flirt with my husband. But how do you flirt with someone you sleep with every night?

I had to write down Philip's love letter to Marianne before turning in the book. Talk about a fantastic scene! He's teaching her how to write a proper love letter to a theoretical girl, but is actually writing one to her. I'm pretty sure this will be a fantastic movie long as we get her internal dialogue along with it.

I have a plan to follow Philip's excellent instruction and write a fantastic letter to Tymon. A love letter would definitely help met get my flirt on!

2 Riveting COMMENTS:

  1. I think I might have to visit with this couple. Thanks for the review!

  2. The same thing happened to me when I read this book- read it twice in a week!


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