Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Ravenscliffe by Jane Sanderson

Morning, everyone! Today is the day for my second stop on the Jane Sanderson tour through TLC book tours with the second book in the series, Ravenscliffe.

Eve's business venture is doing wonderfully with the new cafe up and running and orders as far as London. Even the king has taken notice and plans a trip to visit Netherwood, insistent on having Eve's Yorkshire puddings while he's there. Of course this means everyone at the Netherwood estate is all in a tizzy as Clarissa plans renovations and redecorating in honor of the visit. Meanwhile, Tobias has his heart set on  a woman mom is none to pleased about. The earl approves, though, so it's just a matter of time. And Eve has her own new relationship going with an engagement to boot. Telling her children, Seth in particular, is somewhat problematic. Nonetheless, things are going well especially when Eve's brother Silas arrives. 

I have to say, this was a very welcome return to Netherwood and the characters introduced in the book of the same name!

These characters captured my heart in Sanderson's first outing and returning to them to continue their story was great fun! Even the Hoylands themselves started to win me over, though Eve, Anna, and Amos continue to charm me the most.

As with Netherwood, Sanderson spends a good amount of time detailing the daily life and setting of the story. Her attention to really is impeccable, offering the reader what feels like a true glimpse of the time in which the story is set. (Since I myself am not an expert on this time period, I assume it's a true glimpse! It feels like it either way.) Anyone who is a fan of period pieces and family dramas is sure to love Sanderson's series.

Rating: 4/5

To see check out the rest of the tour, be sure to visit the official TLC tour page here.

For more on Jane Sanderson and her series, visit her website here. You can also follow her onTwitter.

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I love those little details of time and place that make a book so much more "real"!

Thanks for being on the tour.