Book Review: “The Secret of Pembrooke Park” by Julie Klassen

June 13, 2015 at 1:24 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Julie Klassen in her new book “Secret of Pembrooke Park book coverThe Secret of Pembrooke Park” published by Bethany House Publishers brings us into the life of Abigail Foster.

From the back cover:   Abigail Foster is the practical daughter. She fears she will end up a spinster, especially as she has little dowry, and the one man she thought might marry her seems to have fallen for her younger, prettier sister.

Facing financial ruin, Abigail and her father search for more affordable lodgings, until a strange solicitor arrives with an astounding offer: the use of a distant manor house abandoned for eighteen years. The Fosters journey to imposing Pembrooke Park and are startled to find it entombed as it was abruptly left: tea cups encrusted with dry tea, moth-eaten clothes in wardrobes, a doll’s house left mid-play…

The handsome local curate welcomes them, but though he and his family seem acquainted with the manor’s past, the only information they offer is a stern warning: Beware trespassers drawn by rumors that Pembrooke Park contains a secret room filled with treasure.

This catches Abigail’s attention. Hoping to restore her family’s finances–and her dowry–Abigail looks for this supposed treasure. But eerie sounds at night and footprints in the dust reveal she isn’t the only one secretly searching the house.

Then Abigail begins receiving anonymous letters, containing clues about the hidden room and startling discoveries about the past.

As old friends and new foes come calling at Pembrooke Park, secrets come to light. Will Abigail find the treasure and love she seeks…or very real danger?

There are many secrets tied up in the large Pembrooke Park estate. Abigail wants to find the hidden room so that she can restore her family’s finances however she is not the only person searching. It seems that there is a hidden person who may be dangerous. Then there is the romance between Abigail and William which may be lost as she has lost a previous romance. I have to say that this is quite a story. There is quite a lot going on between these pages that will grab and hold your attention as you work your way through this Regency Romance. Ms. Klassen has given us quite a heroine with Abigail and not only do we fall in love with her but we want her to succeed. Does Ms. Klassen give us the answers to all the secrets of Pembrooke Park? Well that is something you will just have to find out for yourself. I promise you will not be disappointed.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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