A Rumored Fortune by Joanna Davidson Politano

A Rumored Fortune

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 con...


Details A Rumored Fortune

TitleA Rumored Fortune
ISBN9780800728731
Author
Release DateJul 31st, 2018
PublisherFleming H. Revell Company
LanguageEnglish
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Christian Fiction, Romance, Fiction
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Reviews A Rumored Fortune

  • Staci
    1970-01-01
    Simply fabulous Victorian Era novel! What's not to love about a treasure hunt?In A Rumored Fortune Tressa Harlowe (and several family members) are searching for a hidden treasure. Tressa wants to save her family home and vineyard. The analogies of the vineyard to her life added to the novel. Each chapter begins with a quote by a viticulturist. Joanna Politano continues to deliver elegant writing in the midst of mystery. There were several twists ...
  • Megan
    1970-01-01
    A Rumored Fortune is a masterpiece! Joanna Davidson Politano’s debut novel, Lady Jayne Disappears, was on the list of my top ten fiction reads of 2017. So I was a little worried that her next novel would not live up to her stunning debut. As you can see, I loved A Rumored Fortune just as much!Ms. Politano is a master storyteller and a wordsmith! It’s hard to describe why her writing is so unique. Some words I would use are lyrical, whimsical ...
  • Clara
    1970-01-01
    Joanna Davidson Politano truly has a gift and I couldn’t be more excited to read another book of hers!How’d you define wealth? A fortune?Tressa Harlowe can be deemed to have both, living in a castle in a big estate where income comes from the wits of her father who has grown a vineyard in a place people claimed to be impossible.Still, her life seems to be defined by what she doesn’t have: a title, a sensible mother, honest friendships... an...
  • Laura
    1970-01-01
    What an absolute delight it was to read A Rumored Fortune by Joanna Davidson Politano. Ripe with analogies and a handsome hero, this is a book you will not be able to put down.Did you notice my use of the word "ripe"? This wonderful book, while a great read that will get you lost in the main mystery, uses John 15:5, "I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me, you can do nothing,...
  • Karen
    1970-01-01
    Another intriguing Victorian mystery! A heroine whose life circumstances seem bleak, surrounded by people not sure she can trust, Tressa's story draws the perfect picture of a soul in need of rescue. Set in 1866, along the coast of England, this story has all the elements of a Gothic romance: a creepy, mysterious castle on a hill, characters who all had something to hide, and a treasure hunt that takes a dangerous turn.The author does a good job ...
  • Toni Osborne
    1970-01-01
    In this historical romance set during the Victorian era we find a destitute heiress and her greedy relatives competing in a fast-paced treasure hunt to find a vast fortune hidden somewhere on a vineyard estate in the south of England.This is a cute story that is mainly told through Tressa Harlowe’s viewpoint. Although it has a religious undertone it provides a lot of intrigue within its pages to have kept me interested from the starting point. ...
  • Katherine
    1970-01-01
    I loved it! What an incredible story! Tressa Harlowe's father always said, he had a fortune hidden somewhere. He promised to tell Tressa where the fortune was hidden before he died. Tressa and her mother are traveling when they receive a message they are to return home immediately. Upon their arrival they are informed Tressa's father is dead.I am still savoring this story. The reader is transported to Trevelyn Castle for a treasure hunt. Tressa i...
  • Marian Baay
    1970-01-01
    Wow! I am so impressed. What a pleasurable read filled with mystery and intrigue. A Rumored Fortune is an excellently woven story that kept me glued to the pages. I did not figure out who the villain was - not before the author wanted me to. There is a budding romance with plenty of intrigue around the hero. Can he be trusted? Does he have alternative motives to win the heroine? Like a rumored fortune?This was such a delightful read. I love the a...
  • Rachael
    1970-01-01
    There's a lovely Gothic flavor to this story, with an old castle, rumors of hidden treasure, and a possible saboteur. Tressa is a sweet, creative heroine, but no doormat. And while Donegan is a little rough around the edges and apt to jump to wrong conclusions where she is concerned, he's also a wonderfully wise and thoughtful hero.There is a lot of food for thought--and biblical teaching--in this story, the most obvious being the metaphor of the...
  • Diana
    1970-01-01
    From the moment the black-cloaked rider on his massive stallion thundered toward the mistress of Trevelyan Castle, I was held captive within the pages of this magnificent Victorian era gothic novel! Trevelyan—with its legends, secrets, lush vineyards, and rumors of a vast hidden fortune. Heiress of Trevelyan, Tressa Harlowe, is spirited, bewitching, and beautiful. And oh, so alone in spite of those who flock to the castle hoping to find the inf...
  • Kathryn Voss
    1970-01-01
    A Rumored Fortune by Joanna Davidson Politano completely surprised me. I didn't know what to expect when I requested this book from Netgalley. All I saw was an intriguing title and book cover. Little did I know what a treat I was in for. Complete with everything from castles to hidden treasure, damsels in distress to heroes in uncommon places, this book pulled out all the stops and gave me an adventure I never expected.Venturing forth into this s...
  • K P
    1970-01-01
    The soon-to-be released, A Rumored Fortune, is the latest from Joanna Davidson Politano. I was excited to get an early look at Joanna's newest book!There are many mysteries contained in this tale. It begins with the death of Tressa Harlowe's father, Josiah. His body is never found, only his empty boat floating close to shore. Next, Tressa and her mother must somehow locate where her father's fortune has been hidden. They have debts and employees ...
  • Lisa Johnson
    1970-01-01
    Title: A Rumored FortuneAuthor: Joanna Davidson PolitanoPages: 416Year: 2018Publisher: RevellMy rating: 5 out of 5 starsLady Jane Disappears is the first book and now we get the sequel titled, A Rumored Fortune. These are just excellent books! Plus, there is a teaser for another book I suspect that will come out in 2019! The novels are a continuing tale focusing on Tressa, who is a daughter caught between her parents’ loveless marriage and figh...
  • Michelle Kidwell
    1970-01-01
    A Rumored Fortuneby Joanna Davidson PolitanoRevellChristianPub Date 31 Jul 2018I am reviewing a copy of A Rumored Fortune through Revell and Netgalley:Tressa Harlowe’s Father dies suddenly with a hidden fortune somewhere on his estate in Southern England. He did not trust banks nor did he trust his greedy family members so he kept the fortune hidden.Tressa and her Mother who is in failing health are left a Mansion and a large vineyard with no f...
  • Cayla
    1970-01-01
    The book is written for Christian audiences, so you don't have to worry about reading anything inappropriate. When I read the synopsis, I thought this book would be loaded with intrigue and mystery and keep me on my toes. But it didn't. I found it difficult to keep reading during the first half because it seemed to be going at an awfully slow pace. I wasn't feeling the pull. I didn't feel that yearning to read more. The second half got better. It...
  • Mavis
    1970-01-01
    I really loved this book! Filled with mystery, a clever, kind and strong heroine and a tall, dark and mysterious hero to boot. The writing style was deeply enjoyable, beautifully written and ripe with strong imagery, once I started reading I had a difficult time putting it down. I especially loved the top of every chapter starting with a tiny anecdote.I will admit, some of the plot twists were a tad predictable, but overall this was a fantastic r...
  • The Books and Biscuits Blog
    1970-01-01
    A Rumored Fortune – Joanna Davidson Politano (5 Stars)Ms. Politano releases her second novel, A Rumored Fortune. Tressa Harlowe and her mother return to their family’s home to the unexpected news of her father’s death. Throughout the years, her father rarely spoke of the family’s fortune, only of the lore connected with their legendary vineyards. Unfortunately, Tressa soon finds the house overwhelmed with visitors, who believe they have a...
  • MJSH
    1970-01-01
    This is the first book by Joanna Davidson Politano that I have read and I am floored. A Rumored Fortune is a gem of a novel, so beautifully and lyrically written with a ton of intrigue, mystery, and plot twists, as well as captivating and enchanting characters. Set in 1866 England, the scenery is lush and breath-taking as the story unfolds on a vineyard with a stone castle as the manor house. Secrets abound as the story starts with Tressa’s fat...
  • Teresa
    1970-01-01
    When I read the summary of A Rumored Fortune by Joanna Davidson Politano, I just couldn't wait to get my hands on it. It's full of mystery, intrigue, romance, feelings of betrayal and adventure. This book is a must read. Tressa Harlowe is a free spirit that is trapped under 'societies' so called rules. Growing up on a vineyard, she knows her way around grapes, harvests and the countryside. He father has always bragged of a great treasure but refu...
  • E
    1970-01-01
    Growing up, I loved classics such as Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre. Even now, I still find myself reaching for a classic every once in a while. So when I started reading A Rumored Fortune by Joanna Davidson Politano, I was surprised to find that it reminded me of a classic even though it is new. The description sounded fun with a mystery and treasure hunt in England so I started reading it, and I’m so glad I did because it was a very enjoya...
  • Diane
    1970-01-01
    A Rumored Fortune is the first book from author Joanna Davidson Politano I have read. I wanted to read this book because the description intrigued me along with the favorable reviews from her first book. I hope to read that book soon. Things I liked: This book is well written and has a great mystery that kept me guessing until the very end. This book is filled with valuable life lessons and God’s truth. They are brilliantly presented through th...
  • Debbie
    1970-01-01
    "A Rumored Fortune" is a Christian romance set in 1866 in England. It reads like a fantasy that happens to be set in a Victorian rather than medieval type setting. Despite the common belief that her father was a commoner that stole his fortune, people call Tressa "the princess of the castle" and treat her family respectfully.Tressa idolized her father at the beginning of the story and longed for his love. Only, she and her mother were called home...
  • Judybelle
    1970-01-01
    This was my first to read by this author and  I am sure it will not be the last. What an absolute delight it was to read A Rumored Fortune by Politano. A Historical read with a very interesting plot and characters...... We have a castle with servants, a dying vineyard, a missing/dead Lord of the castle. A rumored fortune that no one has any idea where it is hidden. A man of mystery shows up and announces he was hired by the owner of the vineyar...
  • Carol
    1970-01-01
    A Rumored Fortune is a mysterious story can you imagine sitting there minding your own business and overhearing about yourself and your family? Now that was not all good stuff - was not all good at all.. You hear how they believe a fortune is hidden in your home somewhere and one of them wants to ------I can't go and ruin it for you but it is an unreal thing to hear - what also you hear is that you are dead - can you believe that? You are sitting...
  • Bhriv
    1970-01-01
    A Rumored Fortune, written by Joanna Davidson Politano, is the first book I've read by this author.I really enjoyed this read. It's a treasure hunt on steroids. Not only did the characters need to figure out where the lost fortune was hidden, but it was a treasure hunt of character for Tressa. She needed to find out who she could truly trust. I really enjoyed the style of the writing. I was pleased with how it opened and drew me in immediately. A...
  • Stella Potts
    1970-01-01
    This is Joanna Politano’s second novel and like the first one I found it enthralling from the beginning. Written in the first person POV it is a beautiful love story and a mystery all in one that will keep you guessing until the very end. I also enjoyed the quotes from a Vintners Notebook at the beginning of each chapter. For instance this one: “It matters a great deal which vine a branch clings to, for out of that vine flows the branch’s s...
  • Susan
    1970-01-01
    Oh goodness, I was just as anxious as all the characters to find that treasure! This author knows how to weave a mystery with sprinkles of chemistry and romance! So many twists and turns that I just didn’t want to put it down. Forget feeding the family – Tressa and Vance needed me to keep reading to discover what was going on. I adore the secondary characters – even the ones that make you want to punch them. It all creates the story! A sati...
  • Christine Roberts
    1970-01-01
    Tressa and her mother return to England when she receives news of her father's untimely death. Now she must manage their estate on her own; however, this is a challenging task as her father's fortune is nowhere to be found. There had always been rumors of a great family fortune, but Tessa's father did not tell anyone or leave any indication of where this fortune was to be found. Can Tessa find the family fortune before the estate workers and bill...
  • Pamela Barrett
    1970-01-01
    Yes! A treasure hunt brings out every type of fortune hunter to Trevelyan Castle, leaving a young heiress to figure out who she can trust as she too looks for her fathers’ hidden wealth. If only her father had revealed his secrets, but all he cared about was his vineyard and it is in need of help when a stranger shows up claiming that her father hired him as the vineyard manager. But can she trust him? Mystery and romance set in Victorian times...
  • Carol
    1970-01-01
    Great book 4 1/2 stars! Loved the setting and Victorian Era with an heiress trying to figure out how to overcome her difficulties. When Tressa's father dies without telling anyone where his fortune is hidden she learns to lean on the new vineyard manager. As they try to find the treasure the locals descend upon them because they haven't been paid. Extended family also come to offer condolences but everyone wants the treasure. And exciting page tu...