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.
Little Miss Bookworm’s Review:
Julie Klassen’s debut novel Lady of Milkweed Manor, is a bittersweet historical romance set in Regency England. Charlotte Lamb undergoes a heart-wrenching journey as she tries to reinvent herself in an unforgiving society. Charlotte’s wounded soul and Daniel Taylor’s secret torment makes their unconventional relationship unique. A combination of historical detail, a realistic plot, and Klassen’s elegant prose gives the story a well-balanced depth. Intricate subplots filled with angst, keep a reader in suspense. Elements of Jane Austen’s Persuasion and Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre are also infused into the story. None of the secondary characters overshadow Charlotte’s difficult journey with their own personal struggles. A plot twist at the end is both surprising and deeply moving. Sacrificial love is poignant throughout the novel and readers will love Klassen’s fresh approach to Regency romance.