May 5, 2022

The Secrets of Rosenli Manor by Heidi Eljarbo: Book Review + Giveaway


Secrets of Rosenli Manor JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Secrets of Rosenli Manor by Heidi Eljarbo, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


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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Lilly Larsen, upon hearing that her great-aunt Agatha Strand has died, travels with her grouchy father and money hungry family to hear her will be read. In a great turn of events, Agatha has left her vast fortune, grand home, and thriving business to Lilly. Shocked and confused, Lilly has to rely on Agatha's friends and mysterious letters to figure out why she has been left this all this wealth. It isn't surprising that threats against Lilly have been made in order to get the fortune from her. Will she find the inner strength to press forward and find the truth?

Heidi Eljarbo writes a fun mystery novel about a young lady finding her place in a man's world. Lilly tries to stay true to who she is and what she believes in during the chaos of her newfound home/fortune. She meets new friends along the way, who help her in her hunt to find out who her great-aunt really was, and who she really is, too. This is a quick read that sets up and upcoming series titled "Mysteries of the Modern Ladies' Society." I would have liked to see more suspense and intrigue, but this was an entertaining novel. I hope to see more character development and details in the upcoming series. I think there will be a fantastic sequel!

My Rating:

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.


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.

CONNECT WITH HEIDI: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter


(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. I'm very intrigued by this book! Thanks for sharing your review :)

  2. Thank you for sharing your honest thoughts!