This book was an absolute delight to read. Not to mention how incredible the cover is, this book will truly keep you on the edge of your seat as you read about a romance like never before. If you enjoy Pride and Prejudice, then the Everstone Chronicles are definitely for you. *MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS*
First off, I am just going to put it out there that Dawn Crandall has the most amazing eye for detail. She cares about tiny details, so that you are able to imagine yourself in each one of the scenes. In every scene, I imagined what the rooms looked like, the scenery, and even what the people looked like. As I kept on reading this book, I fell more and more in love with it. Crandall has definitely made it to the top of my list of favorite authors.
This story revolves around Amaryllis Brigham. Before the story truly begins, you find that she had lost her mom at sea and her dad sent her away to live as a well brought up woman. But sadly her father dies in a mysterious fire in a barn that he owned. As years go by, Amaryllis has been at The Boston Conservatory of Music. She is a passionate piano player and an incredible one at that. Amaryllis finds out that the conservatory has expelled her from their school after they received a letter addressed from Bram Everstone. As she is forced to leave the conservatory, she is taken in to live with her Aunt, Claudine Abernathy. Might I add that Claudine Abernathy is quite a chatter box, who always has to be caught up on the latest gossip. Claudine shares with Amaryllis that her cousin Lawry and a few others are coming into town. Little did Amaryllis know that the one she falls madly in love with will be in that group.
Now we must talk about Nathan Everstone, the son of Bram Everstone. The Everstones are extremely wealthy and well known in society. Nathan has known about Amaryllis for a long time, but has never physically met her before. Finally, he gets a chance to meet her and she definitely plays hard to get. This drives Nathan absolutely crazy, because he is madly in love with her, even if she won’t admit it to him.
Something that is crucial to know is that in order for Amaryillis to receive her inheritance of a great sum of money and multiple mansion-like homes, she must marry by the sixteenth of February the following year. She truly had no interest in marrying soon, until Nathan Everstone stumbled into her life. Do they fall in love? Are there romantic moments in the rain? Well, I guess you will have to read the book to find out for yourself.
This book is definitely full of twists and turns that even surprised me, but like I said, if you love Pride and Prejudice, then this is the book for you. I would definitely recommend this book to girls in their teens and above. This has truly become one of my all time favorite books and I would rate it a five out of five. If you enjoyed reading this book, Dawn Crandall has two others in the series. The second book is called The Bound Heart. Following that one, she has her final one so far called The Captive Imposter.