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Kate Worthington never plans to marry. That's at least part of why she turned down the offer of marriage to old, diseased Mr. Cooper. Unfortunately, her mother has found out about her turning him down and is furious. She demands to know why, and when Kate tells her that she has plans for her life that don't include marriage to anyone, her mother takes away the only thing that Kate has wanted with all of her heart: a trip to the summer home of her friends, Blackmoore. Kate is furious. She's wanted to go to Blackmoore ever since she was a little girl and now when she finally has been invited, it's snatched away the day before she's to leave. Her good friend Henry, who has done so much for her thinks of a way that they can trick her mother into allowing her to go, and to Kate's surprise it works! Her mother will allow her to go on condition that Kate takes her younger sister, Maria, with her...and she must also receive 3 proposals of marriage from the group of young men there and turn them down. If she doesn't receive the proposals of marriage she must do whatever it is that her mother asks her to do, even if it means marrying the disgusting Mr. Cooper, without complaint. Kate tells herself that receiving three proposals of marriage won't be that hard, she's seen both her older sister and her mother flirt on numerous occasions, but she doesn't plan on Henry's mother not really wanting her at Blackmoore, or any of the other guests there already having heard the scandal involving her family. This will not be as easy as Kate thought it would be. Is her life of adventure really worth all of this? 

This book is awesome! I love Kate, I love how her family calls her Kitty, but she's stubbornly trying to reinvent herself as Kate. I love the idea of a large estate on the ocean with tons of secret passages to hide in. I really loved all of the characters in this story, they are all so complex, at first you think that their motivation is something other than it ends up being. Julianne Donaldson is a master of making you think you are where the story takes place, I could imagine the setting of the house Blackmoore on the moors of England with the ocean behind. The plot is complex, and engaging. The story didn't end at all how I thought it would. And, of course, I love the cover too! I can't wait to read the next book by Julianne Donaldson! 

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 

About the author: Julianne Donaldson grew up as the daughter of a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot. She learned how to ski in the Italian Alps, visited East Berlin before the wall came down, and spent three years living next to a 500-year-old castle. After earning a degree in English, she turned her attention to writing about distant times and places. She lives in Utah with her husband and four children. 

Find out more about author Julianne Donaldson on her Facebook page. 

Also don't forget about the great deals with both of Julianne's books on Amazon this month!

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