The Roses of Feldstone by Esther Hatch (Review & #Giveaway)

This was such a lovely read! See my full review and enter the tour giveaway below...

The Roses of Feldstone
By Esther Hatch
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 224 Pages
August 1st 2018 by Covenant Communications


Standing before Feldstone Manor, site of so many happy memories, Rose Davenport feels nothing but dread. Her family's annual visit to the stately home was once brightened by her friendship with the earl's youngest son, William, but everything changed the day his elder brother was disinherited and William became heir to his father's earldom. From that moment, William made it clear he has no interest in continuing an acquaintance with Rose. Heartbroken, she sets out to prove that she will simply not be ignored—or outdone—by the arrogant future lord of the manor.

When his elder brother marries for love, William's entire life changes in an instant. He does not have the same option to marry whom he chooses, and he must let go of the feelings he has harbored for his dear friend Rose. He steels himself against her annual visits, determined to keep his feelings for her a secret. But when he makes the hasty promise to marry within six months, he never dreams that his actions will lead Rose to impulsively undertake the same challenge.

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My Review

THE ROSES OF FELDSTONE is a sweet romance of misconceptions, family drama, the pressures of peerage, and the two hearts that become entangled regardless. Those who enjoy Regency romances that are steadily paced, with a few swoon-worthy moments, will enjoy this one.

I loved the history between the heroine and hero in this story! I loved how Rose reminisces about her prior relationship with William and how their relationship is originally built on friendship. I loved the play on the title, Rose's name, and some rosebushes. There was some entertaining dialogue and banter that had history to it because of Rose's and William's original friendship. I enjoyed all the tension-built moments when William struggles with his heart and Rose struggles with hers and also to understand. There were some serious swoon worthy kisses and moments that were well crafted. I also enjoyed the rest of the characters and the roles each of them played. Even though the romance is predictable, I enjoyed seeing how it played out.

My only real issue with the story was that the drama felt overly drawn out. Rose and William beat around the bush, per se, quite a bit and quite often. I felt there could have been a little bit more of a twist in the end and the misconceptions not so drawn out. I also would have a enjoyed a touch more humor.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This was overall a lovely read that I enjoyed from the first to the last page. It was an easy book to relax with and escape into with a satisfying happily-ever-after ending that readers of this genre look for. I'm looking forward to seeing what this author will write up next!

Content: Clean
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not require a positive review nor affect it in any way.

About the Author

Esther Hatch grew up on a cherry orchard in rural Utah. After high school, she alternated living in Russia to teach children English and attending Brigham Young University in order to get a degree in archaeology. She began writing when one of her favorite authors invited her to join a critique group. The only catch was she had to be a writer. Not one to be left out of an opportunity to socialize and try something new; she started on her first novel that week. Visit her at

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