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Today is my stop on the Secrets of Rosenli Manor Blog Tour

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Secrets of Rosenli Manor
by Heidi Eljarbo

Publication Date: March 29, 2022

Genre: Historical Fiction
Series: Mysteries of the Modern Ladies’ Society #1

Betrayal and trust go hand in hand in the first book of Heidi Eljarbo’s new turn-of-the-century series.

It’s 1898, and Lilly has spent most of her life motherless and living with a father who never looks for a silver lining. When her great-aunt Agatha passes, Lilly’s existence takes a drastic turn. She packs her few belongings and moves into the old lady’s magnificent estate, Rosenli Manor.

In the days that follow, Lilly tries to understand who Agatha really was, and hidden secrets slowly rise to the surface. Her great-aunt’s glamorous legacy is not quite what Lilly had imagined. She must trust in newly forged friendships, and to her surprise, she discovers what it means to truly fall in love. But not everyone is happy about the new mistress of Rosenli.

Intrigue, mystery, and a touch of romance in the Norwegian countryside fill the pages of Secrets of Rosenli Manor.

Betrayal and trust go hand in hand in the first book of Heidi Eljarbo’s new turn-of-the-century series.

It’s 1898, and Lilly has spent most of her life motherless and living with a father who never looks for a silver lining. When her great-aunt Agatha passes, Lilly’s existence takes a drastic turn. She packs her few belongings and moves into the old lady’s magnificent estate, Rosenli Manor.

In the days that follow, Lilly tries to understand who Agatha really was, and hidden secrets slowly rise to the surface. Her great-aunt’s glamorous legacy is not quite what Lilly had imagined. She must trust in newly forged friendships, and to her surprise, she discovers what it means to truly fall in love. But not everyone is happy about the new mistress of Rosenli.

Intrigue, mystery, and a touch of romance in the Norwegian countryside fill the pages of Secrets of Rosenli Manor.

“Secrets of Rosenli Manor is a delightful mystery about finding what was lost and the power of friendship. The sweet romance added a refreshing dimension to the theme of competent and capable women at a time when females were denied a proper voice. Eljarbo’s lovely writing brings the quaint Norwegian village alive through a cast of characters that will charm the reader from beginning to end.” -Julie Daines, bestselling author of Eleanor and the Iron King

Available on Amazon

Review

This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

This is a non spoiler review, because you as reader need to read this book. Also, I feel sometimes I have in the past gave away to much of the plot line. This has diminished the pleasure for would be readers.


A richly drawn historical fiction that kept me fully entertained and immersed within it absorbing pages.

Secrets of Rosenli Manor By Heidi Eljarbo, is the first installment in her newest book series, the Mysteries of the Modern Ladies Society. Set in 1898 in Norway, we follow Lilly Marie Larsen, a remarkable young woman. She has thrown off the bonds that society has placed upon women during her era, to become an educated woman accountant.

When she was younger before her mother passed away she would accompany her to her Aunt Agatha Strands Manor Estate in Class Cove. Her fondest memories of her time spent at Rosenli Manor, and it’s grounds. Lilly’s family has held such animosity towards her Aunt Agatha, for success and her strong will. Spiteful and pessimistic, her father and his siblings felt that Aunt Agatha, should have spread her wealth amongst the family. They harbor jealous resentment towards Aunt Agatha and her prosperity.

In a series of events sweet natured Lilly becomes the sole hier to her aunts entire estate, which includes a thriving business and the Swiss chalet-styled Rosenli Manor. Lilly will have to keep her wits about her, if she is to discover a mystery that her late Aunt has set before her, as her greedy family members seek her downfall.

Heidi Eljarbo swift and seamless narration captivated from page one. I found this historical mystery story to be entertaining, well thought out, perfectly paced, exciting. The characters are well developed and I especially loved our heroine. Watching her growth from a naive young woman and realizing the harsh realities of those who seek her downfall. Readers are given several twists, and I especially enjoyed this books budding heartfelt romance. The author does a superb job in setting up for the ending for the next book in the series. I excited to see how this storyline unfolds and how everything is played out.

Secrets of Rosenli Manor By Heidi Eljarbo is an exceptional historical book set during the turn of the century. Along with a fabulous heroine you can root for, and a delightful mystery that keeps you turning the pages.

Happy Reading !


About the Author

Heidi Eljarbo writes historical fiction. She grew up in a home filled with books and artwork and she never truly imagined she would do anything other than write and paint. She studied art, languages, and history, all of which have come in handy when working as a freelance writer, magazine journalist, and painter.

After living in Canada, six US states, Japan, Switzerland, and Austria, Heidi now calls Norway home. She and her husband have a total of nine children, thirteen grandchildren—so far—in addition to a bouncy Wheaten Terrier.

Their favorite retreat is a mountain cabin, where they hike in the summertime and ski the vast, white terrain during winter.

Heidi’s favorites are family, God’s beautiful nature, and the word whimsical.

If you would like to know more, please visit Heidi’s website. You can also follow her on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Goodreads.

Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, April 11
Review at Gwendalyn’s Books

Tuesday, April 12
Review at Ms. Darcy Reads

Wednesday, April 13
Guest Post at Chicks, Rogues, and Scandals

Thursday, April 14
Excerpt at Coffee and Ink

Friday, April 15
Review at Bookworlder

Saturday, April 16
Review at The Page Ladies

Monday, April 18
Review at History from a Woman’s Perspective

Tuesday, April 19
Review at 100 Pages a Day

Wednesday, April 20
Review at Library of Clean Reads
Review at Michelle the PA Loves to Read

Friday, April 22
Review at Passages to the Past

Monday, April 25
Review at Reading is My Remedy

Thursday, April 28
Excerpt at Novels Alive

Friday, April 29
Review at Novels Alive
Review at View from the Birdhouse

Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of Secrets of Rosenli Manor & Of Darkness and Light by Heidi Eljarbo!

The giveaway is open to the US only and ends on April 29th. You must be 18 or older to enter.

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