Ditto on Edenbrooke (and clean reads)



I recently read Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson, published by Shadow Mountain in March. This is a regency romance (think Jane Austen) and was a lot of fun. I loved the book. (Check out my full review here). I’m not the only one who loves this book either. It has an average 4.5 rating on goodreads, with 650+ votes, which if you’re familiar with goodreads, you’ll know is a great rating. 

The author, Julianne Donaldson, was just interviewed on USAToday and her interview said exactly what I feel about clean romances and the need for less smut in the book market. I applaud her for making a public stand on it. Since I’m turning into a huge proponent of clean reads, I had to share her interview with you guys and remind you to read the book if you haven’t. You won’t be disappointed. The USAToday interview is here. Let me know what you think.

(If you missed my earlier rant about clean romances, check it out here.)

Now you won’t be surprised why Julianne Donaldson is making my list of favorite authors on tomorrow’s 100th post, even though this is her first book. (Speaking of tomorrow’s post, if you have a second and want to answer some questions to help me with this HUGE post, go here and scroll to the bottom.)

That’s it for me. (Sorry for all the parenthesis in this post.) I’m going to work on my clean romance now before the rest of the kiddies wake up. :)

Have a great one.

Have you read any good, clean romances lately? I’m always looking for books to read so let me know.


4 thoughts on “Ditto on Edenbrooke (and clean reads)

    1. :) Loved the post. I have said it many times and I’ll say it again, people are getting tired of all the smut. It’s been done over and over again, and people are ready for something real, something long-lasting.


  1. I remember your post on this book and have seen it spotlighted several times. It sounds really good. I will have to go put it on my to-read list on Goodreads to make sure it gets read. First I have to read your book though (And no, my wonderful husband didn’t get it for me for fake Mother’s day, but that’s okay. I’ll go get it for myself as soon as I make it down to Deseret Book). After comparing prices and reading serving size labels for 2-1/2 hours today in the grocery store for stake girl’s camp, I think I deserve a book.


    1. You’ll love Edenbrooke–at least I did. And I hope you love Sadie, too. Sorry you didn’t get it for Mother’s Day. Haha. Let me know what you think when you read it. After spending 2.5 hours in a grocery store, you deserve a book and some massive chocolate. And for girls camp, too? Wow. :)


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