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It is France 1889. Tucked away in a stately château overlooking the Loire River, Garnet’s life had been for the most part unremarkable. One day melted into the next until she awakens to find herself a beautiful young woman with desires and needs that those walls cannot provide.

With the unexpected death of her aunt, her seamless world comes to an abrupt end.
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Paperback, 200 pages
Published February 2nd 2013 by brentwood
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Kathleen
Feb 22, 2013 Kathleen rated it really liked it
I received this book for free from Goodreads First reads. I received it in the mail this afternoon, and began reading right away. I was instantly sucked into Garnet's world. The book takes place in 1889 France. Garnet Dragos, abandoned by her father after her mother's death in childbirth, is raised by her beloved Aunt. When her Auntie dies suddenly one night, her entire world is turned upside down. A man appears at her Auntie's funeral claiming to be her long lost father, he whisks her away to a ...more
Marie
Apr 04, 2013 Marie rated it really liked it
Nancy Brewer's "Garnet" was an enjoyable read which allowed me to drift back in another time and place. The story - a mystery, was very easy to visualize and a fast read.

I would have liked more on each of the characters but maybe a continuation book of Garnet would confine the saga of Garnet throughout her life.

Historical Fiction takes my away to places that only dreams can take you to.
Paul
May 05, 2013 Paul rated it it was amazing
I like it a lot. It needs to become a movie. If you like historical romance this book for you.
Joleen
Nov 16, 2014 Joleen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the book.
Garnet was a young adult when her guardian-aunt died, causing her very comfortable life to take a different turn, going from loved and pampered (in a good way) to chaos, suspicion, and upheaval. Garnet is suddenly faced with different people, bringing with them baffling stories, mysteries, and changes to her life. She handled them all with a lot of confusion, but also a lot of grace.
This was not a typical romance. In fact "romance" didn't even come into the picture until the l
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Venus Smurf
Oct 06, 2013 Venus Smurf rated it really liked it
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This was an interesting book, the story itself very clever.

In the book, a very naive girl's aunt dies, leaving behind a fortune and a letter leading the girl to her family's secret history. The girl's family is under a curse, and as the girl's long-lost father arrives to spirit her away from danger, the bodies begin piling up. Soon enough, the girl is on her own, surrounded by enemies, and hunted by a curse she can't explain and can't fight.

Again, I liked the plot. It was clever, and the murde
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Shannon
May 23, 2014 Shannon rated it it was amazing
I love this book. And, I am blessed to actually know this author!

Garnet's whole world changes when the Aunt that raised her suddenly passes away. Then, she receives a note from her aunt leading her to the "family book," which explains the curse that has been put on her family. During all this, her father, who abandoned her at birth reappears to help save Garnet from the curse.

However, there is more to the curse than it seems...READ THE BOOK to find out.
Doris Minor
Apr 27, 2013 Doris Minor rated it it was amazing
Garnet was a wonderful book. Mysterious and exciting. Well worth the read. Can't wait for a sequel. Nancy Brewer is an awesome author. She tells a story as though she is the main character and pulls you into the story, leaving you wanting more.
Amy
Apr 28, 2013 Amy rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Francophiles, historical fiction fans
Recommended to Amy by: Nancy Brewer
I'm a big fan of historical and enjoyed the setting of this book. Ms. Brewer's writing style was entertaining and offered some intricate plot work. However, I found the book's plot to lack tight cohesion. Also, in my opinion, the ending didn't offer a satisfying, meaningful wrap-up.
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Wonderful story...a good mystery and romance combined!
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“Yet, the quest for knowledge will overcome us and we must know. And, at last, we must see where the road ends, even if it be the cliff.” 11 likes
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