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

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Beth
    Aug 02, 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 ...

    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 ...

    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

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Amy
    Aug 15, 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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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. Upo...

    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 ...

    A Rumored Fortune is a beautifully written story that weaves its way around your heart in a slow but satisfying pace. This was my first time reading this author and I had high hopes as I?ve heard many good things. (Which have all proven to be true, by the way.) I love the way this au...

    A Rumored Fortune is the second book I have read by author Politano and I must say that I have really been enjoying her writing style. This story is about an heiress of a hidden fortune, a castle in need of repair, workers who need to be paid, and a young woman who is in need of answer...

  • Megan
    Jul 07, 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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

  • Katherine
    Jul 01, 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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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. Upo...

  • Marian Baay
    Jul 11, 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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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. Upo...

    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 ...

  • Rebekah Gyger
    Aug 20, 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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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. Upo...

    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 ...

    A Rumored Fortune is a beautifully written story that weaves its way around your heart in a slow but satisfying pace. This was my first time reading this author and I had high hopes as I?ve heard many good things. (Which have all proven to be true, by the way.) I love the way this au...

    A Rumored Fortune is the second book I have read by author Politano and I must say that I have really been enjoying her writing style. This story is about an heiress of a hidden fortune, a castle in need of repair, workers who need to be paid, and a young woman who is in need of answer...

    I read and thoroughly enjoyed Politano's debut novel so looked forward to this second book from her. My expectations were to read a good story with an interesting plot and three-dimensional characters. But this book, this book went far beyond that and absolutely shattered those expecta...

    A Rumored Fortune is a romance tied up with a mystery meant to discover a fortune, perhaps one that is less monetary and more eternal. Tressa is a woman caught up in her love for her father and her mother, as well as the expectations of everyone around her. And those expectations are f...

  • Jamie
    Aug 15, 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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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

    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 ...

    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 ...

  • Raechel
    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

  • Lynda Edwards
    Sep 04, 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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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. Upo...

    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 ...

    A Rumored Fortune is a beautifully written story that weaves its way around your heart in a slow but satisfying pace. This was my first time reading this author and I had high hopes as I?ve heard many good things. (Which have all proven to be true, by the way.) I love the way this au...

    A Rumored Fortune is the second book I have read by author Politano and I must say that I have really been enjoying her writing style. This story is about an heiress of a hidden fortune, a castle in need of repair, workers who need to be paid, and a young woman who is in need of answer...

    I read and thoroughly enjoyed Politano's debut novel so looked forward to this second book from her. My expectations were to read a good story with an interesting plot and three-dimensional characters. But this book, this book went far beyond that and absolutely shattered those expecta...

  • Brittany
    Aug 17, 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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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
    Jun 23, 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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Hayden
    Aug 02, 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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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. Upo...

    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 ...

    A Rumored Fortune is a beautifully written story that weaves its way around your heart in a slow but satisfying pace. This was my first time reading this author and I had high hopes as I?ve heard many good things. (Which have all proven to be true, by the way.) I love the way this au...

    A Rumored Fortune is the second book I have read by author Politano and I must say that I have really been enjoying her writing style. This story is about an heiress of a hidden fortune, a castle in need of repair, workers who need to be paid, and a young woman who is in need of answer...

    I read and thoroughly enjoyed Politano's debut novel so looked forward to this second book from her. My expectations were to read a good story with an interesting plot and three-dimensional characters. But this book, this book went far beyond that and absolutely shattered those expecta...

    A Rumored Fortune is a romance tied up with a mystery meant to discover a fortune, perhaps one that is less monetary and more eternal. Tressa is a woman caught up in her love for her father and her mother, as well as the expectations of everyone around her. And those expectations are f...

    The plot behind A Rumored Fortune is an excellent one. Vineyards and secret fortunes and characters you don't know who to trust: the way the story threads all weave together at the end is satisfying and the journey there takes enough twists and turns to set it apart from many of the hi...

  • Amanda
    Aug 16, 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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

  • Sarah Grace
    Aug 31, 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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

  • Hannah
    Aug 20, 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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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. Upo...

    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 ...

    A Rumored Fortune is a beautifully written story that weaves its way around your heart in a slow but satisfying pace. This was my first time reading this author and I had high hopes as I?ve heard many good things. (Which have all proven to be true, by the way.) I love the way this au...