Blog + Review Tour: Secrets of Rosenli Manor by Heidi Eljarbo

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Secrets of Rosenli Manor
Title: Secrets of Rosenli Manor 
Series: Mysteries of the Modern Ladies' Society #1 
Author: Heidi Eljarbo 
Publisher: Independently Published 
Release Date: March 29, 2022 
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction/Mystery 

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. Fans of Rhys Bowen, Julie Klassen, Kathleen McGurl, Kate Morton, and Lucinda Riley will be delighted with this new novel. 

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What an exhilarating read!  It’s been awhile since I’ve read a good mystery, so when the Secrets of Rosenli Manor began I knew I was in for a treat.  The overall tone is set from the beginning, with the division of assets for great-aunt Agatha.  Everyone knows that the green-eyed monster tends to come out when someone passes away, and for Agatha’s estranged family it is even more so, as the woman was incredibly wealthy.  Reading the interaction of the family brought back a distant memory of my own when my great-grandfather passed away.  I’ve never understood why people are like this when it comes to wealth that belongs to someone else, and I don’t think I ever will.  It tears families apart and for what?

Rather than a mystery, Secrets of Rosenli Manor feels more like a scavenger hunt, going with Lily, the heroine and heir of the estate, from clue to clue, unlocking each piece of the puzzle.  You get to know more about Aunt Agatha right along with Lily, revealing the untold secrets that Agatha wants Lilly to know through those that knew and loved her, creating the aura of revelation, almost making the reader feel like she is speaking her truth beyond the grave.  Such a wonderful way to tell her story!

As the truths are revealed each slimy family member continues to show their true colors, as well as a few other unsavory characters that I did not care for at all.  You know the writing is good when you find yourself audibly growling at the pages!  The chauvinism is astounding, and sadly goes right along with the times, but that didn’t make it any less thwarting.

The ending was satisfying and sweet, and there was one particular scene that made me inquisitive.  I can’t help but wonder if there will be more to the mystery that has already been revealed, and seeing that this is the first book in a series, I am even more excited to see if this particular question will be answered in future books.

I adored the overall tone, the unique scavenger hunt feel,  and the characters are simply divine.  This was truly a fun read and I can’t wait to read more in the series!

My Rating: ★★★★★


Heidi Eljarbo 

Heidi Eljarbo is the bestselling author of historical fiction and mysteries filled with courageous and good characters that are easy to love and others you don't want to go near.

Heidi 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 an author, 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.

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(3) winners will receive a paperback copy of Secrets of Rosenli Manor and a paperback copy of Of Darkness and Light!

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1 comment

  1. Thank you for sharing your excellent review! Adding to my Goodreads.


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