Tuesday, September 26, 2023

The Legacy of Longdale Manor Review



About the Book

In 2012, art historian Gwen Monroe travels to England's Lake District to appraise the paintings and antiques of an old family friend, hoping to prove herself to her prestigious grandfather. While at Longdale Manor, she becomes acquainted with David Bradley--the owner's handsome grandson--who is desperate to save the crumbling estate by turning it into a bed-and-breakfast. When Gwen stumbles upon a one-hundred-year-old journal and an intricately carved shepherd's staff similar to one in a photo of her parents, she uncovers a connection to the father she never knew.

In 1912, after her father's death, Charlotte Harper uncovers a painful family secret she can only confess to her journal. She and her family travel to the Lake District to stay on a sheep farm, hoping eventually to find a home with Charlotte's grandfather at Longdale Manor, but old wounds and bitter regrets make it a difficult challenge. As Charlotte grows closer to shepherd Ian Storey and rebuilds her shattered faith, she must decide whether she will ever trust in love again.

Two women a century apart are taken on a journey to healing, faith, and forgiveness in this heartfelt dual-time Edwardian romance from bestselling author Carrie Turansky. (Goodreads)




My Thoughts

 Oh how I have waited for another book by this author! I adore the cover of this novel and I am even more delighted by the story inside! The setting is the beautiful Lake District. I think I now need to visit as I so enjoyed it as the background. This book is a dual time line (my favorite!) and I actually think I liked the modern time a tad more. It is pretty unusual for me to prefer the modern plot over the past but Gwen and David really captured my attention. I also felt a bit a bit of a connection to Gwen because she is searching for a relative and I can relate to that situation. Of course both timelines weave together in the end in a marvelous way that I totally knew would happen but I loved it regardless. This story was a joy to read and I think many will love it! 

Four Stars. 

"I received this book from Bethany House for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."







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