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Secrets of Rosenli Manor
(Mysteries of the Modern Ladies’ Society #1)
By Heidi Eljarbo
Christian Historical Mystery
Paperback & ebook, 179 Pages
March 29, 2022


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.

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Lilly motioned for the butler to come in and take a seat in the chair by the window.

John gave her that grandfatherly smile. “How are you? I imagine you must be tired.”

She sighed. “I must admit, it’s been an exceptional day in many ways. Seeing how the people of the village loved my great-aunt. Listening to them sing in the grand hall. The time you and Gertrude spent organizing the funeral. I think Aunt Agatha would be pleased.”

John tipped his head. “People in town expect you to be much like your great-aunt.”

“How can I? My impression so far is that I could never take her place. You saw all the people there today. She was special…respected.”

John leaned forward and rested his elbows on his thighs. “I think you misunderstand, Lilly. Yes, you are here to take her position as the mistress of Rosenli Manor, the head of Strand Lumber and Shipping, and the owner of the estate and lands, but you are not here to be Agatha Strand. There’s an enormous difference there.”

About the Author

Heidi Eljarbo writes historical fiction. She 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 a freelance writer, 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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