⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 Coming to Rosemont started out very strong and I was immediately pulled into the story. Admittedly though, the plot moved in an entirely different direction than I expected and began to lose momentum for me. We find in the beginning that the protagonist, Maggie Martin, loses her husband unexpectedly and learns that he was living a double life and owned a manor house, Rosemont, which she subsequently inherits in Mid-West Westbury, USA. This was a great start and I was intrigued by these events. At this point I thought the story would be about the husband’s mysterious life behind the lavish walls of Rosemont, and how Maggie would gradually come to learn more about her husband’s secret double life, but that wasn’t the case. We don’t get any further detail about Maggie’s husband with regard to his affair or how he managed to keep Rosemont a secret. Instead the book centers on Maggie’s new life in Westbury amid the town’s corrupt officials and how she becomes an advocate for reform and the town heroine. There is a bit of suspense, a budding romance and a few interesting secondary characters, which I would have liked to become better acquainted with, including the adorable-sounding dog Eve who Maggie adopts early on. The book ends abruptly, leaving you hungering for a more in-depth conclusion to the story, which I presume will be resolved in book 2, Weaving the Strands.
In conclusion, if you’re politically inclined, which I am not, and can suspend disbelief so as to accept that a heartbroken and betrayed woman can turn an entire town around and achieve a great deal more (don’t want to give away too much detail) within a relatively short period of time, then I think you will enjoy this book. As for me, I didn’t DISLIKE the book, but I wanted to know more about other aspects that were not covered in Coming to Rosemont. Perhaps the sequels will reveal some of my lingering questions about Rosemont itself and the husband’s mysterious life behind its walls.
Thank you Barbara Hinske for a free copy of Coming to Rosemont in exchange for an honest review which I have given.