Once upon a dream, two cursed people fell in love . . .
Tansy White doesn’t want to end up alone like her three aunts who raised her, but when she is betrayed by her would-be betrothed, she fears she might never change her fate. At her aunts’ suggestion, she seizes the chance to visit Rose Cottage, the country home of her late mother. For years, dreams of the cottage have haunted Tansy, and she is convinced it holds the answer to her hidden past. But after getting caught in a terrible storm, she meets a man who is just as determined as she is to learn all her secrets.
Marcus Taylor, brother to the Duke of Westmorland, is also troubled by vivid dreams. On a sleepless night, as a tempest rages outside his brother’s estate, he makes a discovery far more mysterious than any dream: a young woman, cold as ice, lies unconscious in the library, and he is sure she is the key to solving his problems. When she wakes, what begins as a shared quest for information turns into an unexpected friendship. As they piece together the fragments of their pasts, they discover a tangled web of lies, and their feelings for each other become just as entwined. But is their love as strong as their dreams . . . or their fate?
Anneka Walker was raised by a librarian and an English teacher turned judge. After being fed a steady diet of books, she decided to learn about writing. The result was a bachelor’s degree in English and History. When she isn’t dreaming up a happy ending for a story, she’s busy living her own together with her husband and adorable children.
As a little girl, Sleeping Beauty was one of my favorite Disney movies. I had it on replay often. There’s so much to love with the dancing in the forest, woodland creatures and true love’s kiss. I was so excited to read this book and see Anneka’s take on a beloved story.
There is so much to this book! The similarities from the fairy tale is subtle but what Anneka created was such a fun and intriguing story. There was so much mystery left unsaid that I had to keep reading to find out what unseen forces were working on Marcus and Tansy. Throw in the aunts (LOVED Daisy), a love triangle with a hint of magic and you’ll find yourself at Rose Cottage. The touch of fairies and curses made for a whimsical believable plot.
Tansy, truly believes she’s cursed and her dreams don’t help settle her mind. Returning to Rose Cottage and the townspeople say it’s haunted as well as their cold shoulder doesn’t help. But she finds Marcus, the manor steward to be one of a kind.
I love Anneka’s books and I’m excited to see what she does next in the enchanted regency series. 😍 I received an advanced copy. These are my own thoughts and opinions.
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