Christmas at Thorncliff Manor
Secrets at Thorncliff Manor
by Sophie Barnes
Publication Date: December 5, 2017
Genres: Adult, Historical, Romance
More than love is in the air …
Join the Heartly family as they return to Thorncliff Manor for the holiday season where four sisters and four very handsome, very eligible bachelors, are about to enjoy a lively Christmastime filled with laughter and love. But aside from the covert matchmaking undertaken by the eccentric hostess, Lady Duncaster, the thrill of adventure is sweeping through the estate. Soon, all the guests will be entangled in a treasure hunt for a lost heirloom and secrets hidden for decades will rise to the surface as matters of the heart are finally revealed.
Will Fiona ever see the Earl of Chadwick as more than a friend? Will Emily find an unlikely love in the Marquess of Montsmouth? Can Laura recognize the man of her dreams in the Duke of Lamont? And is Viscount Belgrave able to open Rachel’s eyes to romance? The magic of Thorncliff is about to offer the last unmarried Heartly sisters a chance at their own happily-ever-afters. So sit back with a warm mug of cocoa and lose yourself in a Regency Christmas Romance…
This is such a great book; if you have read any of Sophie Barnes’ previous books in this series then you have met several of the Heartly children. You do not need to read those before you can enjoy this book. This book follows the remaining four single daughters: Emily, Laura, Rachel & Fiona. The Heartly family are taking a Christmas vacation at Thorncliff Manor, where they meet up with four very eligible bachelors and Lady Duncaster, their host. Of course feelings start to develop by more than one pair of lady & gentleman, and the journey they take on together is so worth the read.
This books takes the reader on a roller coaster of sweetness, romance, mystery and intrigue. It wasn’t a very long read – only about 240 pages – but the story was so deep that it felt like multiple books lumped in one. If you are a fan of historical romances, and are inclined to enjoy a little mystery in your books, you will absolutely love this book.
About Sophie Barnes
Born in Denmark, Sophie has spent her youth traveling with her parents to wonderful places all around the world. She’s lived in five different countries, on three different continents, and speaks Danish, English, French, Spanish and Romanian.
She has studied design in Paris and New York and has a bachelor’s degree from Parson’s School of design, but most impressive of all – she’s been married to the same man three times, in three different countries and in three different dresses.
While living in Africa, Sophie turned to her lifelong passion – writing.
When she’s not busy, dreaming up her next romance novel, Sophie enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, cooking, gardening, watching romantic comedies and, of course, reading. She currently lives on the East Coast.