Thursday, December 1, 2011

Review of Love Finds You in Annapolis Maryland by Roseanna White

Looking for a fun holiday read? Try Love Finds You in Annapolis Maryland by Roseanna White. The book releases today, and I love telling you about Roseanna's book because she is a young work-from-home mom who manages to home school her daughter, edit for her husband's publishing company, and write fiction. (You'd think the woman would have a live-in maid in order to accomplish all her other responsibilities, but no, I'm told she cleans her toilets on her own. How does she find the time?)

Anyway, before I start rambling, here's a brief review.

This book entranced me from the first page. I found myself feeling so bad for Lark and hoping she could do better than marry a rich man who wouldn't care if the earth opened and swallowed her whole. I was rooting for her the entire story, as she leaves the protection of her family in rural Virginia and heads to the nation's capitol in 1783 to put some space between her and her scoundrel of a fiance.

Lark is bold and daring and unwilling to accept what life conveniently tries to hand her, and I loved her for fighting for happiness instead. And though I wanted to be angry at her fiance for the way he ignores her at the beginning of the book, I couldn't stay angry for long, as he has some haunting scars from the Revolutionary War that hold him back from loving Lark the way he should.

All in all, this is a great story of love and redemption, happiness and second chances. The author made me feel like I was in 1783 Annapolis, with all these important founders like Thomas Jefferson and George Washington walking around, and treaties with England being ratified, and hatred toward the Tories. It's a book I plan to keep on my shelf. And trust me, I don't keep everything I read.


  1. Actually, I have it on good authority that she neglects that cleaning terribly. ;-) I keep asking for a live-in maid but no one seems willing to work for nothing but smiles. I don't understand it! LOL

    Thanks for the review, Naomi!!

  2. Maybe you should try asking for a live-in chef. And I completely understand neglecting cleaning. You should see my guest bedroom at present. No, never mind. NO ONE should see my guest bedroom at present.

  3. Oh, I can't wait to get my hands on this one :)

  4. Faye and Ann, I hope you both enjoy it, and thanks for the shout-out on fb, Faye!