Book Review-Great Estate

August 6, 2015   Loverofromance   Book Reviews   7 Comments

Book Review-Great Estate

I received this book for free from Sourcebooks Casablanca in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review-Great EstateThe Great Estate by Sherri Browning
Also in this series: Thornbrook Park
Series: Thornbrook Park #3
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on August 4th 2015
Genres: Historical Romance, Edwardian Era
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
Source: Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 1402286856
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If you're a fan of Downton Abbey, don't miss the fascinating Edwardian world of Thornbrook Park.Pulled apart by past mistakes...Sophia Thorne was young and inexperienced when she married the dashing Earl of Averford . . . and through dark and troubled times, their relationship nearly came to an end. Now she's determined to transform herself into the fiery, ardent lover she always wanted to be, giving them a second chance at love . . . before they're lost to each other forever.Driven by a passion neither could deny...It took nearly losing Sophia for Gabriel to realize he had allowed his love for his great estate to distract him from his beautiful wife. But that time is over. Despite all the obstacles standing in their way, Gabriel vows to teach Sophia what it is to truly love . . . and to be loved by a husband devoted heart and soul to her every desire.

My Review

 

Summary 

Sophia and Gabriel’s marriage has gone through its tough and hard times. Both Sophia and Gabriel care quite a bit for each other. However, loss to both of them drove them apart. And for a while now they have lived apart. Sophia misses her husband and wants a change and to fight for their marriage and to keep Gabriel. Gabriel has returned to rekindle what they had once together. He went away to Europe to learn to be cultured and to be what he thinks Sophia needs for him to be. As Sophia and Gabriel are reunited, the sparks become rekindles, and they start to become fully honest about the past. Despite the obstacles that are in their path, Gabriel and Sophia are determined to make this the moment where they learn to heal and to love again

Plot and Story Line 

This was a fantastic read and totally had me captivated from the beginning. The Great Estate is a story that is set in the Georgian Era. Which is a bit different than what you are normally used to. It is set in the early 1900’s…so think Titanic era. We have a story of a couple that have been married and care quite a bit for each other. We see how much they individually want to make their marriage succeed, and it is quite lively at times seeing them sort through the problems and conflicts that arise. I love seeing this theme of these two battling issues out and working toward a solution. Both are opinionate characters, strong and stubborn. But we see an influx of other character that just add more to the story. What was most intriguing about this story, that while these two try to make an effort to work things out, they also have to deal with family relative gettings in the way. What surprised me most about this story was how much I fell in love with this story. I wasn’t sure before reading this one how I would feel about it, but boy was it a fun romance. Even though it had a serious tone to it, it still had those lighter moments. The romance was sweet and charming and I loved seeing these two connect to each other again. I haven’t read the first two books, but after reading this one I am intrigued to try out the two other books!

Cover 

I love the classy cover here, with the deep dark colors, It fits the time period and I love how realistic it looks.

Overall View

The Great Estate is a stunning romance of rediscovery, healing, and true love!! It’s a story that will keep the reader captivated and glued to the story from the first chapter.

Series Order

 

Thornbrook Park (1)

An Affair Downstairs (2)

The Great Estate(3)

About Sherri Browning

Sherri Browning Erwin, best known for critically acclaimed classic mash-ups Jane Slayre and Grave Expectations, also writes paranormal romance and historical romance as Sherri Browning. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Sherri has lived in Massachusetts and Michigan, but is now settled with her family in Simsbury, Connecticut. Watch for her return to historical romance with the upcoming Thornbrook Park series.

Her books have been mentioned in People magazine, USA Today, Seventeen, the Huffington Post, the Wall Street Journal blog, UK’s Telegraph and Argus, and once, as the subject of a New York Times cartoon. She remains a diehard Patriots fan, a proud member of Red Sox Nation, an adventurous eater, avid traveler, and a frequent visitor to Walt Disney World.

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  • As much as how fun Historical romance sounds, it just doesn’t do it for me. We don’t click, at all. But lovely review, otherwise. Love how this isn’t a romance that is begun from scratch. Definitely a different twist in most romance novels. 😀

  • I love historicals but this just isn’t an era I’ve read much from yet. I really need to though. I nearly picked this one up but then last minute decided to be good and work on the current list. Darn!

  • This seems pretty interesting. I’m not a fan of Downtown Abbey, but I am so curious about this one.

  • There aren’t so many stories out there that stick with the same couple. I missed the start of this series and it sounds really good. I love that they both want to make their marriage work.

  • I found out about this a few weeks ago and I’m glad to see you review it! I am trying to expand the time periods I read and I definitely am adding this to my wishlist. I especially am intrigued by the fact that Gabriel is trying to become more cultured for his wife. Thanks for the review!

  • Lindy Gomez

    I like a second chance at love trope! Unfortunately, in real life relatives can try to meddle in a marriage too. I love stories about true love and think that this book cover is really pretty 🙂 Lovely Review!!!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  • I love the classy cover too, but I don’t know… I feel like I would like it more if it were a tv-show. I know, it’s a stupid idea, it must be the heat or something like that (it’s too hot here this summer, I’m dying and getting lazy !)