• Title: Drops of Gold
  • Author: Sarah M. Eden
  • ISBN: 9781440466939
  • Page: 430
  • Format: Paperback
  • Drops of Gold Layton Jonquil has spent the four years since his wife s death in the isolated sanctuary of his home Farland Meadows with only his daughter Caroline Mary Wood a flame haired out spoken overly che
    Layton Jonquil has spent the four years since his wife s death in the isolated sanctuary of his home, Farland Meadows, with only his daughter Caroline Mary Wood, a flame haired, out spoken, overly cheerful governess descends on the household changing both their lives and unearthing secrets Layton would rather remained buried and forgotten Can one woman bring love back inLayton Jonquil has spent the four years since his wife s death in the isolated sanctuary of his home, Farland Meadows, with only his daughter Caroline Mary Wood, a flame haired, out spoken, overly cheerful governess descends on the household changing both their lives and unearthing secrets Layton would rather remained buried and forgotten Can one woman bring love back into a house too long without it and reclaim a heart too long broken to heal

    One Reply to “Drops of Gold”

    1. 3+ stars for this enjoyable but slightly bland Regency. Since I totally ♥  Seeking Persephone, it made sense to try another of Sarah Eden's novels.  Glad I did! I closed the book feeling good, with a satisfied sigh. True, I preferred Seeking Persephone for various reasons. For examples, Drops of Gold did not have the suspense and adrenaline-pumping fear factor that SP had. In fact, it was a tad slow at times, even though I chuckled more than once, and read the entire book without stopping. I [...]

    2. Such a great book! The author perfectly balances the angst, conflict, humor, romance, and hope. I especially loved Marion's relationship with the daughter Caroline and the light she brought to the home. I also appreciated the way Layton's brothers helped him overcome his struggles. A lovely romance!

    3. June 2015: I'm not sure what it is about this one, besides the obvious, but I just love it. I really like Marion's character and even Layton. Its been fun reading this series in order. Now I'm off to read As You Are. I hoping all the brothers get stories. :)After reading As You Are this week I had to go back and read Layton's story. I loved it just as much this time around. While I love all of Ms. Eden's books this is still a favorite. I loved Layton and Marion, they had a great relationship. Ma [...]

    4. Four stars is on the generous side. I have thoroughly enjoyed all of Eden's books but this one had a few major blemishes. (1) The whole idea of her being left destitute from an advantaged wealthy situation to the point of begging? No jewels - nothing to keep her afloat until things got settled? (2) The conflict between Mary and the other servants was left to "it was strained" - zero dialogue. Good grief, the house lady lied about her position and salary and it just gets dropped! Nothing more is [...]

    5. What a fantastic book!!! I loved the storyline and the relationship between Mary/Marion) and Caroline. And of course, the relationship with Layton. :) This book really drew me into the 1800s and the lives of these characters. I love seeing the characters from some of the other books make appearances and to get to know them in a different way.Mary/Marion is penniless and has nowhere else to go--except to get a job as a governess. She lies to get the job and when she shows up, they act like they d [...]

    6. Not strictly a Christian romance. There were strong themes about forgiveness, mainly about forgiving oneself & overcoming guilt. Not preachy.I enjoyed Marion's stories, she was a fun character. Layton wasn't nearly as dark and brooding as I'd hoped, given the gothic feel of the first few chapters. There was cheese, and both MCs took a martyrish turn towards the end, but overall, a nice story. A happy, quick read.3.5 stars rounded up for

    7. 4,5 stars! I thought I liked her first book in the series but this one I FREAKING LOVED! It tugged at my heartstrings from the beginning with the sweet child that was Caroline. She was such a little old lady at heart. I loved that she had both our otp wrapped around her finger, but especially her daddy.We met Layton in the first book, like all the brothers, but it was obvious he had problems and wasn't alright since his wife's death. Once everything was explained, it just broke, what was left of [...]

    8. This was a vast improvement over the previous book in this series. Although the genteel lady who hides her identity to work as a servant is a plot that's been done by several authors, this story managed to hold my interest and had me rooting for Layton and Marion. Lady Marion, the daughter of a recently deceased marquess, accepts a position as governess to the four-year-old daughter of Layton Jonquil. As with most stories in this trope, the heroine is the balm needed to heal the hero's anguished [...]

    9. March 2013:Super sweet love story!! I loved Marion's optimism. Perfect to warm up this cold, yucky day!RE-read Dec. 2014: I don't know why I only gave this 4 stars the first time I read it. 5 stars all the way. Idk if I am hormonal or what, but I feel like I cried 1/2 the book I know I yelled at Layton a couple of times and said, "Oh bless his heart" a few times too. Marion bless her heart. She is so beautiful and optimistic and I want to be more like her. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3Re-Read Ma [...]

    10. I was hooked from the very beginning and could hardly put it down. A more emotional, and, at times, darker story than Sarah normally writes, it swept me along and kept me rooting for the characters to the very end. The perpetually sunny disposition of the heroine was a perfect foil for the hero who was so sad and haunted. At times, it almost felt like an old-fashioned Gothic, which was fun. I can't wait to read about the rest of the Jonquil brothers! Another triumph for Sarah M. Eden!

    11. This was so good! I think Ms. Eden is now a staple author for me. Her stories are just so sweet and cute, and always leave me with a smile on my face. Usually regency novels aren't for me (I just don't find them that interesting) but her characters are just so much fun to read about, and you can't help but find yourself rooting for them. Characterization is really the best thing about her books. The writing isn't mind blowing, and there isn't always a huge plot, but reading about the interaction [...]

    12. Oh Layton! What a dolt. Though admittedly, an adorable one. I remember when one of my colleagues at the bookstore put this in my hand. Her comment to me was an irritation over the cover model being an complete mistake as the heroine within has red hair. Not just red hair, but mentioned enough times to really matter. It's something you'd think there would be correlation on during the publishing process, and rarely the fault of an author, who has little say in design. This matters to readers. Rece [...]

    13. Marion has lost everything. She really has no choice but to forge her references, lie about her past, and snatch the first opportunity she can grab: the position of governess at Farland Meadows.Now doesn’t that sound lovely? Farland Meadows. She is certain it will be beautiful, and about that, at least, she is correct. Though she wasn’t expecting to be informed that the job doesn’t exist. Or that her charge is only four-years-old. Or that the master of the house is . . . well, clearly scar [...]

    14. I think Sarah Eden has become one of my new favorite authors. I loved Marion and Caroline. Layton was wonderful. The deeper emotional issues this book addressed made for good reading. I need to go out and find more of her books!

    15. My very favorite Sarah Eden book. I thought I'd read a few pages before I went to bed at 1:00 a.m. and ended staying up until 5:00 a.m. to finish it. Some of the best character chemistry that I've read in a long timed all through little touches and longing looks. I LOVED IT!

    16. Loved this story! I could not be more convinced that Sarah knows what she is doing! Such a great story! Enjoy!

    17. It has been several years since I have read this book, but I remember drinking it up. It was the first book that I read out of the Jonquil Brothers Series and I was just coming to find the first book (Of Friends and Foes, I think). I look forward to being reaquainted with the Jonquil family story.

    18. CharmingThis is a classic style Regency that is charming and clean. Ms. Eden was able to convey an amazing amount of emotion in her writing. I found myself laughing at times and most crying at others. This is a heartfelt story with charming characters. I would love to get to know more of the Jonquil brothers.

    19. This was a clean regency romance novel. I would recommend it to anyone who likes regency romances. Sarah Eden does a great job developing her characters and keeping suspense in the novel until its conclusion.

    20. Sweet, heartwarming regency romance. :) A fun easy read, I loved Layton and Marion. Her positivity was contagious and I liked the obstacles the characters had to overcome in order to find peace and be happy.

    21. 3.5 I had mixed feelings about this book. I will say, do not read it in public. Although I am rather sensitive, I am not usually moved to tears by books of this nature. I am no stranger to Ms. Eden and her storyline and have never been so emotional during one of her novels.*spoilers*I loved marion's character and I especially loved her story of her brother and his dog. What a perfect illustration. I've tucked it away in case I ever need a similar example. Though I find a child that is harder to [...]

    22. I love Sarah Eden's books. She writes regency romance so well and Drops of Gold is no exception. I think what I love most about her books is the way she writes her characters and how memorable they are, but also how she writes the romance. It's "clean" romance, but so sigh-worthy. That is hard to find in regency romance.Drops of Gold is about a woman who names herself Mary Wood when she has had a change in circumstances because her father passes away and leaves no provision for her. She applies [...]

    23. Oh Sarah Eden, where have you been all of my life? I just adore her books!! They are just so good. They take me on a magical journey through the lives of these different characters. Her books are fluff and yet have substance. I love the title of this book and how it was woven through out. I loved Layton! Oh, he was such a great character. I also loved Marion. I loved the fact that she had pride and was not prideful. I enjoyed the fact that they became friends. I think friendship is always the be [...]

    24. Sarah Eden is one of my all time favorite authors. Not only does she write clean romance, but she writes it very well. Her characters are flawed human beings with plenty of challenges making them easy to relate to, but they also have the values and character traits to keep going even when life is really hard. I think one of the things that I especially enjoyed about this one, (besides reading about the Jonquil brothers again) was the way the characters dealt with some painful secrets. Secrets ca [...]

    25. Sarah Eden's books are just so much fun. I have to say my favorite was Seeking Persephone, and Drops of Gold probably comes in second. Well, maybe tied with Kiss of a Stranger. The only thing I don't love about her books is once I start one it pulls me right in and I can't stop, and I'll usually end up reading till 2:00 AM so I can finish it! I only discovered Sarah Eden a few weeks ago and have already read 5 or 6 of her books. I think I only have one or two more to read and I'll have read all [...]

    26. Marion is alone. Her mother, father, and brother died and she is left without a way to care for herself. So, she decides to fake a letter of reference and become the governess Mary Wood. She is surprised when she finds out that her new charge is only four years old. But, Miss Caroline Jonquil of the Meadows is in need of stability and love, so Mary vows to help. Of course Caroline’s father is as handsome and he is hardened by the loss of Caroline’s mother…and Marion has her work cut out fo [...]

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