Author: Julie Klassen
File Size (Pages): 5678 KB (411)
Published: 2010 (first published 2008)
Genre: Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction
Challenges: Support Your Library, Historical Fiction
Description: 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. (via British Columbia Libraries)
Thoughts: It was a quick and easy read for me. While it took me only three days to finish the book, I probably could have easily the book in about a day's read. If it had been a book that I had purchased, it would have been a book that I would have put in those free libraries that have been sprouting up in various places around the world. It was nothing memorable and basically it was fluff.
Bottom line: If it hadn't been for the fact that I had borrowed one of Ms. Klassen's later books from the library, I probably wouldn't have picked up this book. Its a great book for the beach as its basically a ball of fluff and there wasn't much substance to the book. Recommended for the beach or a plane trip.
Pages for 2012: 16334