Saturday, January 5, 2008

"Lady of Milkweed Manor" by Julie Klassen


Book Description:

As Charlotte drew closer to the looming grey edifice that was to become her temporary home, she could not help but notice the secretive shuttered windows. Then she noticed the milkweeds....
Even a proper vicar's daughter can make a mistake--and now Charlotte Lamb must pay a high price for her fall. To avoid the prying eyes of all who know her, she hides herself away in London's forbidding "Milkweed Manor," a place of mystery and lore, of old secrets and new birth.
But once there, she comes face to face with a suitor from her past--a man who now hides secrets of his own. Both are determined, with God's help, to protect those they love. But neither can imagine the depth of sacrifice that will be required.
Sprinkled with fascinating details about the lives of women in Regency England, Lady of Milkweed Manor is a moving romantic drama about the redemption of past failings and the beauty of sacrificial love.
Read an excerpt of the first chapter here:
My Review: I liked this book but I am still trying to wrap my brain around the ending. I enjoyed the historical setting. I have always loved the Regency period of England's history. This book has several twists and turns to it and some surprises too. I do not want to give anything away so that is all I will say. I was drawn in from the beginning and I did not want to put it down. I read it in one sitting. Even now I am still thinking about it. The author paints pictures with words of the setting and the characters. I highly recommend this book especially for historical fiction fans.

4 comments:

Eva said...

I really like that title (over here via what's in a name? blog). Was it a good ending, or disappointing? (I hate rading books with disappointing endings)

Debi said...

I'm with Eva...you have me intrigued by what you meant about the ending. Good, bad, surprising?

Brittanie said...

The ending was not disappointing at all … it just blew my brain a little. The heroine is such a lady and actions and behaviors do follow that even though she made a mistake. The details all wrap up and it is nice to know what happened to all the main characters. I was holding my breath on what decision she would make several times throughout the novel. Attention all readers: It is targeted as Christian Fiction but it is not preachy at all. It would def. be classified as Edgy Christian Fiction. Don’t let that turn you away if this is not a genre you would pick first … it is an excellent book.
Brittanie

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