Monday, May 11, 2015

Review: For Elise by Sarah M. Eden

For Elise by Sarah M. Eden
Paperback, 236 pages
Published November 7th 2008 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 
Genre: Regency Romance
My Rating: 4/5 Stars
Description: They were inseparable in their youth, the very best of friends, two halves of a whole. For four years, Miles Linwood, the Marquess of Grenton, has felt incomplete without her. When a carriage breakdown leaves him temporarily stranded in a tiny town, Miles makes an unexpected discovery that will alter the course of his life, and rewrite the pages of his past. 
My Review:  I've been wanting to read this one for awhile now and finally found some time to do so. As with all of Sarah Eden's books, I found the characters endearing, even when they were frustrating. 
Miles and Elise were the best of friends growing up...until Elise suddenly disappears. Years later, he makes a discovery about her, but the events surrounding her sudden departure are a little mysterious and that mystery weaves its way throughout the whole story. And what a fun mystery it was to try and figure out!
Ms. Eden always writes such great characters! They're flawed, yet a reader can't help but love them. The men are perfectly imperfect and Miles is a great example of this. He's so kind and patient, not caring a fig about what society thinks, yet he's not willing to risk the reputation of those around him. I wanted Elise to just spill the beans and quit keeping secrets, especially from her childhood best friend. As the story went on, I came to understand her and her motives better. 
This is a clean, enjoyable read and is perfect for lovers of Regency Romance books.
Content: mild romance (kissing, very, very vague mention of rape); mild violence (deaths, blood, not graphic); no language; no religious elements. Clean!
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About the Author:
Sarah M. Eden 
Sarah M. Eden read her first Jane Austen novel in elementary school and has been addicted to historical romance ever since. With a degree in research and a fascination with history, Eden loves delving deep into history. Eden is an award-winning author of short stories and has been a Whitney Award Finalist for her novels Seeking Persephone (Covenant Communications, 2008) and Courting Miss Lancaster (Covenant Communications, 2010). You can visit her at  

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