You may remember a delightful excerpt shared with FVP readers recently by author, Sharol Louise HERE. I have since had the pleasure of meeting her and of reading this Historical Romance that is bursting with humor and fun. Here’s my review…
ROSEHILL MANOR -reviewed by Sheri J. Kennedy aka Kennedy J Quinn
At long last I have found a new Jane Austen novel! While not literally written by that English master of ironic humor and social commentary, ROSEHILL MANOR’S witty dialogue, snappy strong women and diabolically clever predicaments bring the immense pleasure of Austen’s writing back to the page.
The charade orchestrated by the earl’s young sister is so absurd that one can only give it credibility due to author, Sharol Louise’s masterful persuasion of the depth ‘Miss Violet’s’ loyal devotion to her friend, and the fullness of the reality bestowed upon RoseHill, which gives room to believe the story’s truth is stranger than fiction. This is a novel where the characters rise from the action and the action rises from the characters in perfect measure. The scene is set, the zany, stubborn and lovable characters emerge and the plot twists out of well-crafted words painted on the reader’s canvas in luscious clear color rich with emotion and fun.
The tension between affection and abhorrence, vulnerability and pride is an excellent driver for the relationship between the protective pompous earl and the indefatigable Miss Violet. Theirs is the best romance I’ve read for many years, and is an instant classic. With range of emotion from devastation to triumph ala PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, it again begs to be compared to the best of the best.
I guess it’s obvious I loved it. I enjoyed it from beginning to end, and I hope I forget some of the unforgettable details soon so I can read it again! This is a must read for Historical Romance fans and anyone who enjoys a good bout of laughter.
You can find out more about Sharol Louise and her other charming books at sharollouise.com HERE