Tressa Harlowe's father did not trust banks, but neither did he trust his greedy extended family. He kept his vast fortune hidden somewhere on his estate in the south of England and died suddenly, without telling anyone where he had concealed it. Tressa and her ailing mother are left with a mansion and an immense vineyard and no money to run it. It doesn't take long for a bevy of opportunists to flock to the estate under the guise of offering condolences. Tressa knows what they're really up to. She'll have to work with the rough and rusticated vineyard manager to keep the laborers content without pay and discover the key to finding her father's fortune--before someone else finds it first.
Since reading Lady Jane Disappears, I was excited to read A Rumored Fortune. This book is one that will keep your attention and you will surely find it difficult to put down.
As a reader, you will get to see Tressa, as a naive girl grow into a confident women. The characters are well developed and enjoyable. I found the storyline captivating and the themes of forgiveness, love and trust as great truths to wrap up the story.
If you enjoy the Victorian Era, this book is a great read! You'll love the backdrop of the vineyards, a mystery, money and a treasure hunt. Give this book a read! You won't be disappointed!
About the Author:
Joanna Davidson Politano freelances for a small nonfiction publisher but spends much of her time spinning tales that capture the colorful, exquisite details in ordinary lives. Her manuscript for Lady Jayne Disappears was a finalist for several contests, including the 2016 Genesis Award from ACFW, and won the OCW Cascade Award and the Maggie Award for Excellence. She is always on the hunt for random acts of kindness, people willing to share their deepest secrets with a stranger, and hidden stashes of sweets. She lives with her husband and their two babies in a house in the woods near Lake Michigan and shares stories that move her at www.jdpstories.com.