Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Secrets of Rosenli Manor by Heidi Eljarbo, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Secrets of Rosenli Manor
Series: Mysteries of the Modern Ladies’ Society #1
Author: Heidi Eljarbo
Publisher: Independently Published
Release Date: March 29, 2022
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction/Mystery
Betrayal and trust go hand in hand in the first book of Heidi Eljarbo’s new turn-of-the-century series.
It’s 1898, and Lilly has spent most of her life motherless and living with a father who never looks for a silver lining. When her great-aunt Agatha passes, Lilly’s existence takes a drastic turn. She packs her few belongings and moves into the old lady’s magnificent estate, Rosenli Manor.
In the days that follow, Lilly tries to understand who Agatha really was, and hidden secrets slowly rise to the surface. Her great-aunt’s glamorous legacy is not quite what Lilly had imagined. She must trust in newly forged friendships, and to her surprise, she discovers what it means to truly fall in love. But not everyone is happy about the new mistress of Rosenli.
Intrigue, mystery, and a touch of romance in the Norwegian countryside fill the pages of Secrets of Rosenli Manor. Fans of Rhys Bowen, Julie Klassen, Kathleen McGurl, Kate Morton, and Lucinda Riley will be delighted with this new novel.
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IN MY OPINION
In Secrets of Rosenli Manor, Heidi Eljarbo sets up her new series with a death, an inheritance and lots of questions surrounding the home and the town.
I liked Lilly. She’s intelligent and determined to forge her way in a business world dominated by men. She seeks to remain true to herself and willing to give others a second chance when they maybe don’t make the best decision.
The actual secrets the title refers to were more along the lines of a cozy mystery. I like having to dig in and solve the clues to the mysteries presented, but this book contained more of Lilly reacting to incidents than hints at who was behind everything.
That said, I am interested in finding out where the author plans to take this series next and whether we’ll see Lilly and the other’s we’ve met in book solve more mysteries or make their mark on their small town.
Disclosure Statement: I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Heidi Eljarbo is the bestselling author of historical fiction and mysteries filled with courageous and good characters that are easy to love and others you don’t want to go near.
Heidi grew up in a home filled with books and artwork and she never truly imagined she would do anything other than write and paint. She studied art, languages, and history, all of which have come in handy when working as an author, magazine journalist, and painter.
After living in Canada, six US states, Japan, Switzerland, and Austria, Heidi now calls Norway home. She and her husband have a total of nine children, thirteen grandchildren—so far—in addition to a bouncy Wheaten Terrier.
Their favorite retreat is a mountain cabin, where they hike in the summertime and ski the vast, white terrain during winter.
Heidi’s favorites are family, God’s beautiful nature, and the word whimsical.
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(3) winners will receive a paperback copy of Secrets of Rosenli Manor and a paperback copy of Of Darkness and Light!
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Roxanne C. says
A historical cozy mystery sounds good to me.
Carrie @ JustRead Tours says
I’m so curious about this book! Thanks for being part of the tour, Suzie!
Caryl Kane says
Suzie, Thank you for sharing your honest thoughts.