Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson Read: August 14 – 15, Published: September 9, by Shadow Mountain Source: April – you’re. Series By Julianne Donaldson; Books By Julianne Donaldson. Most Popular Similar Authors To Julianne Donaldson Edenbrooke / Heir to Edenbrooke. From the desk of Katie Patchell: In Julianne Donaldson published her debut novel, the highly successful Regency romance Edenbrooke.

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This book bills itself as a “proper romance, and it is that. This book is donaldsoj treasure that will remain forever on my shelves and be shared through generations. Also, most of the joy that made Edenbrooke a fun read is missing from Blackmoore; what you’re left with is a lot of angst that takes way too long to resolve.

Then I took 10 minutes to reread all of my favorite parts! I still melt a little bit inside when I think about it.

Katherine wants to be called Kate. Amanda September 18, at 8: You do wond I was so excited when I saw this was available for review on Netgalley what a great website! But the romance was great, filled with tension and the wondering if things are going to work out.

It is a cage that once one enters, one can never escape. If you can manage some of the weak beginning, it truly is delightful. Want to Read saving…. I think I felt impatient with her presumed ignorance of Henry’s super-obvious feelings. When I’m cringing in embarrassment for the way the main character is acting, that When you have to force yourself to finish a romance–which, c’mon, should be like scarfing down chocolates; it’s not like it’s great for your intellectual development–you know there’s a problem with that book.


View all 20 comments. It is a weakness of the human heart to imagine that something that starts with passion can last. Read more Read less. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. They just don’t have that depth or richness, so I just wish they didn’t even try to draw that comparison in the first place. Kate journeys to the stat Kate Worthington knows her heart and she knows she will never marry.

You know those rare books that you keep glancing at the page number as you read, wishing it would magically stop increasing so that blackomore story would never end? Jun 23, Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies rated it it was ok Shelves: As with EdenbrookeJulianne Donaldson has written absolutely beautiful prose.

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A poignant story to be sure. Open Preview See a Problem? The quest for more stories never ends! Email required Address never made public. One thing that kept me from it being a perfect score was the lack of understanding of Kate’s Mother and Henry’s Mother rivalry. I re-read Blackmoore in preparation for my post, and those who know me well will know that I have only read a handful of books twice through.

I loved her debut novel and was in doubt that I would be able to love this as much as I did her first but I was wrong, so wrong.

It is a fucking travesty. Free from marriage to a wretched old man, free from her tedious life and free to go to India with her aunt Charlotte. Blackmoore is a beautifully juliannee story. View all 5 comments. Rocky Road Josi S. I was both scared, heartbroken and feared the worst until the very end.


He is also the one that she loves. There are similarities between Edenbrooke and Blackmoore.

Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson

A true Regency romance, Blackmoore is an addictive read that will have you laughing, crying and romantically sighing She is in a cage. The book paints her mother out to be a slag, a bitch, a whore, but for once, I sympathize with her mother and her despair towards Katherine.

This would be a really good way to ease into something historical. I’m just really picky and get irritated easily by certain plot devices – and they get old if I read too many.

Her feelings of birds are even in the first lines of chapter one: She finally gets her chance, but she makes a deal with the devil. Add this one to your to-read list!

Be prepared for details about Greek Mythology and birds. At every possibility I faced another donalvson.

I have a soft spot for ghost stories and historicals, and the combo is next to impossible to find. Kate WorthingtonHenry Delafield. Even though it may not be what her heart wants. Okay, I think I overplayed the ghost reference, as I told Wendy above.

I hope anyone who reads this book can stick with her till the end because I think she is awesome. I like that even though she is still discovering herself, she ju,ianne confident and intelligent.