Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Jessamine's Folly by S.G. Rogers, Book Review
After her estate is entailed away, Jessamine Foster has no choice but to live with relatives who detest her. When her aunt gives her an ultimatum to leave, Jessamine accepts a position as companion to Lord Kirkendale’s sister—even though she’s been warned her predecessors can’t seem to resist the earl’s exceptional good looks. Can Jessamine manage to hold onto her job without losing her heart?
To honor a promise made to his dying father, Lord Kirkendale agrees to an arranged marriage to a woman he cannot love. Although he is resigned to a life without sentiment, the arrival of his sister’s new companion awakens a slumbering passion. Can he find a way to secure his own happiness without sacrificing his family’s honor, or will his broken promise result in the ruination of the person he loves most?
An Edwardian-era novella.
I devoured this novella in what seemed like no time at all! I fell in love with Jessamine and immediately felt such strong emotions for her situation right from the start! Rogers completely pulls the reader into Jessamine's world, which is full of problems. I was reminded of the fairy tale Cinderella, but when all was said and done it really was nothing like Cinderella at all! I felt so many emotions throughout this book and I felt them so strongly. I wanted Jessamine to come out on top of all of her problems. I wanted her to rise above all of the terrible things her family had done to her. I couldn't believe so many people were out to make her life so miserable! Rogers' drew me in from the start and had me flying through the pages to the ending! If you want an emotional read full of ups, downs and all around emotions, this book is for you! An Edwardian novella full of romance and mystery, Jessamine's Folly is an all around winner!
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