Thursday, 17 April 2008

Lady of Milkweed Manor by Julie Klassen


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.

My take:~

Julie Klassen's Lady of Milkweed Manor, has an ethereal feel about it, a transparency and fragility that stems from Charlotte's wounded soul, Daniel Taylor's secret torment and the deft and gentle touch of Julie's literary hand. I found myself, while captured by the ongoing story, wanting to race to the end as I was so invested how the story would play out for each of them. Julie taps into the heartaches of the human soul with ease, providing hope through faith despite fear and pain. A little twist at the end is both surprising and deeply moving. An excellent debut novel from an author we are sure to hear from again.


Anonymous said...

hi narelle this book looks good, i like the historical romance books especially those that demonstrate sacrificial love
louise Veenstra

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