09 January 2016

The Lost Heiress Audiobook by Roseanna M. White Reviewed by Carrie Fancett Pagels

The Lost Heiress by Roseanna M. White
The Lost Heiress (Ladies of the Manor, Book #1)
Bethany House Publishers (September 8, 2015)
Recorded Books (2015)


Five Stars *****

Most Romantic Christian Historical Romance in a Long Time!!!

I purchased this book through Audible.com. The voice actress/narrator left something to be desired with her French accent. The heroine, Brook, has been raised in Monaco and has spoken French all her life.  I almost stopped listening to the audiobook because of the awful accent the narrator gave her BUT since I was SO looking forward to reading this special book by Roseanna, I gave her a one chapter chance and I am SO GLAD I did!!! Because this book was wonderful!!!

This book is a lifetime effort by Roseanna. She began writing it as a young girl and has revised and rewritten it numerous times.  It's hard to bypass a book like that and when you get a chance to read a book that is from the author's heart, well...you're in for the chance of a lifetime.  If this book doesn't receive numerous awards I will be surprised and disappointed!  It deserves to be a Christian historical romance classic! The characters and the storyline remind me of a beautiful Christ-infused book that is a compilation of some of my favorite books that I read growing up!

Well done, Ro!!!  Highly recommend! 

GIVEAWAY: Roseanna is offering a paperback copy of The Lost Heiress to one of our readers! Leave a comment about which of Roseanna's books is your favorite!   

37 comments:

  1. Great review! Wow! Best Historical Christian novel for some time! I have this book and I see it so clearly on my TBR pile, will see about letting it skip a few books and read it ASAP! Thanks Carrie for a lovely interview. Have a great weekend. (No need to enter my name in the hat.)

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    1. You need to get reading this, Annie!!! I've been looking at it for a while, too, and finally got to listen and I'm glad I did!!! Blessings!

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    1. You are welcome, Ro! Thanks for sharing a giveaway!

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  3. One of my favorite's for 2015, just loved this book CARRIE!! I loved your review and enthusiasm for The Lost Heiress too! That's exactly how I felt when I read it. :-)

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    1. I'm so glad, Noela! Great minds think alike!!! Roseanne's Lost Heiress audiobook is one I will likely listen to again in the near future! Blessings!

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  4. Ring of Secrets is one of my favorites. I had The Lost Heiress on my Christmas list, but it was sadly neglected. Thanks for the chance to win! rdalquis(at)css(dot)edu

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    1. Oh you have to pick up The Lost Heiress ASAP Rachael and read Roseanna's wonderful novel! Blessings!

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  5. What an enthusiastic recommendation, CARRIE!!! A narrator with a terrible French accent. Really? I think I'll stick with listening to the awful computer voice on Kindle. LOL! Boy, can they butcher some words on Kindle or what? Wonderful review, Carrie!

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    1. This was excellent. I am effusive because I've seen nothing like it lately. Roseanne really packs a punch with this one!

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    2. And we'll see how a narrator handles the Scottish burr in book 2... ;-)

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  6. WOW!! Beautiful review, Carrie - thank you!! That's quite the recommendation for "The Lost Heiress": "most romantic Christian historical romance in a long time, deserves to be a Christian historical romance classic, a lifetime effort by Roseanna, a book from the author's heart". With such compelling, enticing comments - "The Lost Heiress" is a "must-read" for me!!

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    1. When you find a book that is straight from the author's heart, you need to read and relish those! Like Laura Frantz's The Frontiersman was to her, I think The Lost Heiress is to Roseanna M. White!

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  7. A great review. As far as a favorite, anything she writes is good. I would love to read this one.

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  8. I haven't had the pleasure of reading any of her titles yet but I've been drooling over them for quite some time now. So many books, so little time ;) Roseanna, you are on my wishlist! Thank you for the giveaway!

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    1. I'm a homeschool mom, and by the time I finish reading to the kids and working, my reading-for-pleasure time is pretty low, so I know just how you feel! Thanks for stopping by, Beth!

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  9. Carrie, thank you for your wonderful review. This one sounds like a must read. Thank you for the opportunity.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks, Melanie! I think you would love Roseanna's new novel!

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  10. I have never actually read one of Roseanna's books. They are definitely on my TBR pile, though. They all sound so good, and I love historical novels.

    mallori.norris@gmail.com

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    1. This book of Ro's is the culmination of many years of hard work, Mallori, so don't miss out on it!!!

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  11. Sadly I haven't read any of Roseanna's books yet! I've been DYING to read this one though! :)

    Hugs, Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a)
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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    1. AMADA!!! You have been missing out! I highly recommend this new novel by Roseanna M. White!!!

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  12. What an endorsement & review. "Most romantic" - WOW!!

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Listen to it or read "The Lost Heiress" by Roseanna M. White and you will see what I mean by most romantic, Mary!

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  14. Sounds like a wonderful book! I would love to win :) ( Thanks to auto correct, I had to remove my first comment - it made no sense at all...lol)
    bettimaceATgmailDOTcom

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    1. LOL. Gotta love autocorrect, right? Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Beautiful review Carrie! Have to agree with you on the book, I loved it!
    Not entering the contest, just stopping in to congratulate Roseanna on her book.
    Blessings,Tina

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    1. Thanks, Tina! Looking forward to seeing you again in person at Rita's writer's conference in September. =)

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  16. One of my favorites in 2015!!! Can't wait for the next book. :)

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  17. I'm not sure that I have read any of her books. Your review makes it sound like a book I should. not. miss! Please put my name in the hat and here's hoping!
    Thank you for sharing.

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  18. I haven't read any of Roseanna White's books, but would look forward to reading this one. It sounds wonderful.

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  19. I've been looking forward to reading this book! Sounds like it is worth the wait.

    Pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. Thanks for this good review Carrie. I would love a chance to win it. Thanks and love my OWG girls, even tho you haven't heard much from me lately. Just haven't been feeling well. GOD bless you all.
    Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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