A Rumored Fortune

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 Tressa Harlowe's father did not trust banks, but neither did he trust his greedy extended family. He kept his vast fortune...

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Title:A Rumored Fortune
Author:Joanna Davidson Politano
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:A Rumored Fortune
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:416 pages pages

A Rumored Fortune Reviews

  • Melissa
    Aug 08, 2018
    Excellent sophomore offering from Politano! The mystery and family dynamics are intriguing and kept me turning pages, but it is the Biblical parallels that make this book shine above others in the genre. The beautiful word pictures of vines, branches, grafting, and nourishing the vin...
  • Cheryl
    Aug 10, 2018
    This is the first book I have read by this author. It is a good one. I liked the storyline. The cast of characters are fine. Although, I wish that I could have said that the characters were great. This is what I was hoping for. There were glimpses of this but not enough throughout the ...
  • Toni Osborne
    Jul 10, 2018
    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...
  • Laura
    Jun 11, 2018
    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 i...
  • Amber Stokes
    Sep 12, 2018
    This was an interesting historical read! I liked the way each chapter starts with a bit of vineyard wisdom that applies to other areas of life. I enjoyed the light mystery (light in the sense of pace and perceived level of danger; the stakes certainly seem high enough to the heroine!)....
  • Beth
    Aug 02, 2018
    Charming, mysterious, romantic, fun, and swoon-worthy, A Rumored Fortune is Politano?s second novel, and, wow, does it deliver for this reader. There is such a strong atmosphere to sink into within these pages. The setting is a castle, its grounds home to a vineyard. Though her c...
  • Diane Estrella
    Aug 31, 2018
    From the very first interaction of our hero and heroine, I was hooked. "Hold on as tight as you need." And that is how the story progressed. Him being the most noble unofficial gentleman in the most sensitively, brutish way. As gruff as he came off, his gentle heart was shown in ...
  • Kav
    Nov 15, 2018
    SQQQQEEEEPPPPP!!!!! Sorry for the shattered eardrums but this book is worthy of the combined squealing and eeeping hullaboo I reserve for a sacred few exceptional novels. I'm still all shivery delight as I think back on this story. Mainly because of the distinctive Gothic style. It ...
  • Megan
    Jul 07, 2018
    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 jus...
  • Clara
    Jul 02, 2018
    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 ...
  • Heather Gilbert
    Aug 18, 2018
    This novel is sure to please those who are looking for a romance with mysterious, unpredictable twists. I enjoyed having to guess about some things until close to the end. The heroine, Tressa, is sweet and reflective, which reminds me of Jane Eyre. An enjoyable read! ...
  • Jamie
    Aug 15, 2018
    ?You can tell the quality of a man?s soul with one look at what he creates, for what he?s poured into his creation has come from within.? Notebook of a viticulturist If you?re a fan of Inspirational historical romance, then you need to have Joanna Davidson Politano on your...
  • Staci
    Jul 30, 2018
    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 ...
  • Natalie Walters
    Nov 16, 2018
    It's hard to put into words how I feel about this book because saying I LOVE it feels inadequate. I was captivated by the first page, drawn into life of Tressa Harlowe and the troubles thrust upon her and the Trevelyan household. Ms. Politano has this way of writing that makes me f...
  • Raechel
    Aug 18, 2018
    I have been eagerly anticipating this author?s second novel, and I was so excited to dive into this gem. And what a gem it is! I thoroughly enjoyed ?A Rumored Fortune?, being swept away between its pages and taken on quite the journey. So much beauty, and heart. Main characters...
  • V. Palmer
    Aug 18, 2018
    Guys. AMAZING!!! A Rumored Fortune is a treasure trove of powerful truths just waiting to be discovered so they can enrich your soul! This gorgeous book is everything I could have hoped for and more! Joanna Davidson Politano's sophomore novel did not disappoint!!! LO...
  • Sydney
    Aug 24, 2018
    In her novel A Rumored Fortune, author Joanna Davidson Politano, has written another historical romance mystery that will have readers on their toes. Politano?s story and characters spring to life off the pages of her book in this excellent written and captivating story. The mystery ...
  • Cassie
    Sep 16, 2018
    I really started to fall for this book around chapter 20. I enjoyed reading about the complex relationships, the search for the hidden fortune, and all the twists and turns of this story. I also loved the setting of the castle and the vineyard, how alive it felt. I really appreciate...
  • Brittany
    Aug 17, 2018
    A Rumored Fortune was a tale shrouded in mystery. The main character, Tressa, was forced to navigate the turbulent rumors and dangers that surrounded her family estate and vineyard. I really felt for Tressa. At times she was a good judge of character, and at other times she fell sho...
  • Karen R
    Jun 23, 2018
    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 r...
  • Rachael
    Aug 05, 2018
    Love the story, the characters, and the beautifully woven tale of time. I think most of all I enjoyed the faith theme and the allegory of the vine! What a tremendous way to weave a story and tie it together with a vine...The Vine. This is a thought provoking book with so much contained...
  • J.T. IV
    Oct 31, 2018
    A nice mid-nineteenth century read. Ms. Politano weaves a fun story together. Add a bit of mystery, romance, horses and carriages, a castle, and you have yourself a book ? oh and the death of a father who leaves a secret fortune behind. The writing was good, the storyline was plausib...
  • Amanda
    Aug 16, 2018
    This is Joanna?s sophomore novel and it was just as amazing (or better) than her debut. Her writing is beautiful. She is very gifted at setting the scene and placing the reader in the environment right beside the characters. The setting of this story was an old castle but in the t...
  • A.M. Heath
    Aug 15, 2018
    What I Loved: This was a prime example of fine Christian fiction. From the moment the story began, I was captivated by Tressa, her world, and her story. And as it unfolded, I was treated to an interesting new mystery. The conclusion of the mystery wasn?t clear from chapter one, so it...
  • Kelly Bridgewater
    Aug 13, 2018
    I have read Joanna Davidson Politano's first novel, Lady Jayne Disappears, and it was like nothing I ever read before. Chalked full of mystery and a unique Victorian voice. So of course, when I read the synopsis on her second novel, A Rumored Fortune, I couldn't wait to dive into a tr...
  • Sarah Monzon
    Aug 10, 2018
    4.5 stars! A really enjoyable read with both plot and characters that will have you turning the pages. Beyond that, though, I immensely appreciated the spiritual themes of grafting and connecting to the true Vine. ...
  • Maddy
    Aug 18, 2018
    What a lovely book this was! When I say that I enjoy historical fiction, this is the kind of book I?m talking about. Treasure hunting, a rumored fortune, ballroom parties, castles. Wow, this was such a delight to read. The book is in first person for the girl MC, but isn?t for ...
  • Beth Erin
    Nov 01, 2018
    Full review on FaithfullyBookish.com Please consider this my awestruck standing ovation... Politano wows with clever, intelligent, and engaging characters and completely beautimous storytelling! Reading this book richly satisfied an aching word-hunger within me and oh, the lovely ph...
  • Sarah Grace Grzy
    Aug 31, 2018
    Everything about this book drew me to it - the amazing cover, title, synopsis . . . It had me hooked. Our MCs, Tressa Harlowe and Donegan Vance are both interesting and unique characters. I loved Tressa's sweet spirit, artistic mind, and generous heart, and found myself relating to...
  • JD Sutter
    Aug 28, 2018
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The mystery was intriguing, the characters were compelling and genuine, and the romance, while somewhat predictable, was heartwarming and not unrealistic as some are. The setting for the story was beautiful and fascinating. Highly recommend this book! Mo...