E with near ruined walls and a derelict library It s *the perfect backdrop for the mysteries and intrigue found in this story There are also a myriad of secondary characters some *perfect backdrop for the mysteries and intrigue found in this story There are also a myriad of secondary characters some and some despised Rains isn t sure who to trust and what s she is not sure if she can ven trust herself The themes of truth and identity are prevalent and the uestion of how you can find the truth when you ve taken part in a lie The twists and turns of the plot make it a book that reads Shadow on the Crown (The Emma of Normandy Trilogy, easily and uickly I think my favorite part is how the characters used novels and certain passages within them to pass messages toach other so charmingI received a complimentary copy of this novel from the publisher this review is my honest opinion Raina is one of the most interesting characters I ve had the pleasure to read about this yearfrom the first moment she s thrown into an impossible situation
#and left reeling by the demands of her fancy new job I #left reeling by the demands of her fancy new job I the many layers in the mystery behind what happened to the real Lady Enderly and who she might have actually been and the deep distrust of all the different servantswho s plotting and who s honest and which of those are really friends to RainaI honestly couldn t put it down and I was walking around doing chores with it in my hand just to find out what happened next I really love a good suspense story and this one fully ContamiNation engaged my attentionThanks to the publisher for a free reading copy A favorable review was not reuired A compelling and accessible Victorian romance with strongly overt spiritual threads Drawing parallels to Jessica Dotta s Price of Privilege seriesspecially in its literal rags to riches flavour and Jennifer Delamere s clean Victorian staples in the genreSeveral twists and great pacing add to the suspense with flourish but perhaps the most admirable trait of the book is its non conforming treatment of the central romance The reader might assume that it will play in a linear fashion like other books of its trope and ilk but Politano prefers to stretch out a thread that mirrors many of the issues of social justice that p Richly layered book with a spiritual thread on identity that was thoughtful and deep The story has layers and shadows and Taxi ins Glück ends with a twist on the happilyver after that will satisfy realists and romantics Wow I have not been intrigued by a book and read it almost nonstop like this one in uite some timeWhere is the option for 100 stars surely this one deserves itWho could ver imagine the rags to riches story awaiting inside these pagesDankdark and dangerous that s London s East End where Raina Bretton lives in poverty and works as a rag woman Seemingly chosen by random in a dark alley by a handsome stranger she is whisked off to a new life of glamour and servants There is a catch though she is now Lady Enderly who is said to be taking a break from the public s yeWho really is Lady Enderly though and where is sheA very real gothic feel will accompany you as you read the pages of this book with the abbey in it s decay and ruin A foreboding feeling will linger with you as secrets are rampant and what about those who threaten to reveal her secret identity I could not read this book uickly Losing My Virginity and Other Dumb Ideas enough dangermysteryromance a haunting prose This is one not to missPublished August 20th 2019 by Fleming H Revell Company I was given a complimentary copy Thank youAll opinionsxpressed are my own. The ruin decay and secrets she finds at the heart of the old mansion tear at her confidence and threaten to reveal her for who she really is Only one man stands between her and the danger that lurks within and only if he decides to keep her biggest secret hidden. ,
45 starsI love it when I discover a new author to add to my go to list I have seen many reader recommendations for Ms Politano books but am The Magic Rolling Pin embarrassed to say this is the first book of hers that I have read I was not disappointed She is now on my must read list Fans of Jessica Dotta willnjoy this bookIn Finding Lady Enderly Ms Politano gives the reader a brilliant Gothic romance filled with mystery and romance With the skill of a masterful storyteller the underlying theme of finding one s identity and purpose in God is woven seamlessly into the story adding depth to an already brilliant novel I love the fact that Politano switches from first person to third person when she is telling the story from Raina or Sully s points of view In Raina we have an Indecent... Exposure (Indecent, endearing heroine flawed but full of heart And to have a hero that never fails to come to the rescue continuously demonstrating his unfailing love through the avenues of music and booksBe still my hea Talented Politano delivers anotherngaging novel with a creative storyline Readers that Not Without a Fight enjoy multiple twists and surprises will find Finding Lady Enderly deliversRaina is presented with an opportunity toscape her life as a rag woman *This opportunity is delivered by a gentleman she doesn t know The love of her *opportunity is delivered by a gentleman she doesn t know The love of her Sully was tragically killed at sea She feels there is nothing to loseAs time passes Raina realizes there were things I ve been well and truly gobsmacked Again This is another book that defies *description but of course I ll try It s verything grand in a historical multiplied by a thousand *but of course I ll try It s verything grand in a historical multiplied by a thousand The kind of story that kidnaps an unsuspecting reader and holds her hostage until the very last page and then when she s finally released she doesn t want her freedom It s the kind of book that almost ruins you for any others Almost I m hyperventilating over that thought Rest assured I didn t lose my passion for reading but I might have wallowed in the boohoo my book is over now what shall I do blues for awhileOne of the most captivating things about Finding Lady Enderly was that I never knew what to The Unseen Wonder expect Nothing is predictable Just when I thought I knew which way was upit wasn t And I was ondge the whole read Like ants in my pants wriggling in anticipation half the time and cowering under the covers in dread the other half I do so love being fully The Management Bible engulfed in a readingxperienceAnd the romancebe still my heart This is seriously one toe curling thrill of a love story despite or because the couple don t spend a lot of page time together But the furtive way they arrange to communicate sent this bibliophile s heart a racing One of the best parts of the bookA richly layered masterpiece of Zu schnell exuisite reading pleasureSidenote I listened to the audibledition which is amazing And sweet torture because there s no way to race ahead to get through the gnarly bits a listener must hang on to very blessed word spoken by narrator Sarah Nichols I was on the verge of a heart attack all the way through I read a lot Like a lot a lot So to come across a story that is new and originalthat doesn t happen often But let me tell you I have NEVER read a book uite like this one The intrigue will keep you turning pages and if it doesn t then the hero will Can I just say that communicating through secret messages within the pages of Austen Bronte and Dickens is nough to make any bibliophiles heart go putter. Raina Bretton is a rag woman in London's ast nd when a handsome stranger appears in a dank alley and offers her a glittering smile and a chance for adventure Rothburne Abbey has a uniue position for her one that will take her away from her hardscrabble life an.
Joanna Davidson Politano Æ 9 SUMMARYPatter To have someone see you so wholly and love you so deeply and tell you repeatedly xactly who you are ven when the world is trying to convince you otherwise phew Romantic And the layers And the depth Man Joanna Politano is one wise woman The message within these pages is one we all need to be reminded ofLoved it FTC Disclosure NetGalley and Revell Reads gave me complimentary copies of this book one Invisible (The Curse of Avalon electronic one paperback A positive review was not reuired These are my honest thoughtsWhere do I start What a captivating novel From the first page the style wasngrossing fascinating and Yummy Supper exuisitely uotable If I had jotted downvery line that made me sigh for how beautiful it was I would have a notebook filled with at least half the lines from this storyThe uniue usage of novels within the romance thread was beautiful and made me giggle with delight and gasp with lation I truly admired the way ach of the classics used were woven in so seamlessly and *delectably Every new uote had me holding my breath to see *Every new uote had me holding my breath to see what sentiment would be shared this timeThere were pieces of this story that reminded me of My Fair Lady and Cinderella as well as the gothic flavor of Wuthering Heights though not necessarily the torrid tragedy that I somehow find nthralling about that particular vintage book It s clear to me that Mrs Politano has a great appreciation for classic stories for she put them on display very well in her own tale from transforming a rag woman to the book uotes I previously mentioned to the very ssence of the telling of Finding Lady Enderly There was something so completely addicting about the overall classic feel to this story that it truly ought to be an instant classic if I might be so bold to stateThe characters were rich and deep uite complex and so secretive that I was kept guessing along the way The twisty plot aided that definitely Every chapter had me on the dge of my seat not solely to find out what happened next to the leading lady but also to see which surprises and twists and turns would pop up next around her Let me tell you there were an ntire universe of them I love how all of that added up to be one of my favorite books of the year joining Mrs Amanda Dykes s Up From the Sea and Whose Waves These Are as well as Mrs Kim Vogel Sawyer s Ours for a SeasonHere are a few of my favorite uotes because I simply must share a couple of the very uotable lines within this story Conceding a battle didn t mean losing the war and I always won when it counted Even without meeting a person we can determine a lot about her by looking
AT THE PEOPLE SHE ALLOWS INTOthe people she allows into life Never be ashamed of who you are your ladyship for you have something powerful in you uiet was the best cure for the noise of my thoughts The faith thread was rich and Evolution, Me Other Freaks of Nature exactly what I love in a novel I want books with this saturation of good solid faith please Finding Lady Enderly is a delightfully creative story A literal rag to riches story Raina is a rag woman who is convinced to take part in a charade to become Lady Enderly Why she is not sure but when it s offered to her she can t help but grasp this life that once was nothing but a dream for her Of course the dream life comes with holes that look suspiciously like nightmares and she soon realizes that danger is aroundvery cornerThe setting of Rothbourne Abbey provides a backdrop of crumbling decadence complet. D give her a chance to be a lady Things she could only dream of might be coming true But some dreams turn out to be nightmaresThough Raina has traded sualor for silk and satin something about the abbey is deeply unsettling As she wrestles with her true identity.