I thoroughly enjoyed Joanna Davidson Politano's debut novel, "Lady Jayne Disappears," and was excited to see that her 2nd novel was out! "A Rumored Fortune" is another masterpiece of a book to read and enjoy! Set in the 1800's in a England, the reader is instantly transported back in time to this castle and vineyard. Tressa's father did not trust banks and his money and fortune are supposedly hidden among the castle and grounds, but no one knows where and this becomes a big issue when her father is no longer around. Tressa is trying to keep the vineyard running, but with lack of funds this is difficult as it trying to keep others from coming in to search for the money. Tressa quickly learns how motivating money is and what greed with cause people to do and act.
Joanna writes in such a way that it is so easy to become so immersed in the story that you become a part of it. I love how the story is told from her perspectives, two very different individuals in two different stations of life, but really there are similarities there. This is such a beautiful story sprinkled with romance, mystery and the theme of trust and God's love and guidance that is never failing. This is a must-read for historical fiction fans!
*Thanks to the Revell Reads Blogger Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*