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The Legacy of Longdale Manor
The Legacy of Longdale Manor
Author: Carrie Turansky
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 ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780764241055
ISBN-10: 0764241052
Publication Date: 9/26/2023
Pages: 368
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.

2.8 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Bethany House Pub
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 9
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"When we choose to forgive others, we are not excusing what they did or saying it was right. We're releasing them into God's hands and allowing Him to deal out justice as He sees fit." - The Legacy of Longdale Manor by Carrie Turansky

Inside the lovely cover is a compelling dual timeline novel set in the buolic Lake District of England. The heroines are Charlotte in 1912 and Gwen in 2012, young women facing challenges as they enter the next chapter of life. They are linked by Longdale Manor, a stately home they come to under very different circumstances, and the journal Charlotte pours her heart into that's read 100 years later by Gwen.

The overarching themes of fatherhood and forgiveness will be healing for readers who've been disappointed by their fathers. To balance the heavy topics, the novel also includes lambs, a bookstore, antiques, and two sweet and simple romances.

Ms. Turansky is a talented and prolific author of British historical fiction, so I was surprised to learn this is her first dual timeline story. It was well executed with genuine characters facing painful real-world challenges and relying on their faith to sustain them through difficult times.

A 'quote' from Charlotte's journal that's shared at the end of the will definitely stay with me: "Time is fleeting, the days fade fast. Treasure faith and family, only they will last."

Thank you to Bethany House Publishing and NetGalley for the review copy of this novel. All thoughts are my own; I was not required to write a positive review.