Wednesday 27 July 2016

Book Review: A Haven on Orchard Lane

From The Back:

An urgent escape . . . a wounded heart . . .
Will Charlotte find the solace she longs for at the cottage on Orchard Lane?
Famed actress Charlotte Ward stepped away from the Victorian London stage five years ago. Now in desperate circumstances, she tries to restart her career--only to experience a complete collapse. Against her better judgment, Charlotte's estranged daughter, Rosalind, comes to her mother's rescue and moves her to a quiet English coastal village where her mother can evade the gossip columnists, at least for a time.

Charlotte is grateful to re-establish even tenuous family ties with Rosalind. As one with regrets over her own romantic past, she's happy to see love blossom for her daughter. For Rosalind, however, it's time away from teaching, and now she must care for the mother who wasn't there for her. And what could possibly be more complicated than romance?

But there can be no permanent escape from the threats of recent months. As the privacy they seek is threatened, mother and daughter must make some difficult decisions--ones that jeopardize those they care about most.

Beloved Author Lawana Blackwell Returns With a Charming and Memorable Tale!
My Reflections:

First off I picked this book solely on the cover. I loved the welcoming feel this evoked in me. 
I have to say the inside of this book was just as lovely as the cover. I was immediately engulfed into the 1880's, English countryside. Oh one of my favorite places to escape to. 

I love when a novel exceeds your expectations like this one did for me.
A haven On Orchard Lane is a fabulous historical novel. The characters felt real to life and were certainly endearing. I would have to say love is the main thread to this tale. Love of God, a love between a mother and daughter, and a romantic interest, love heals....

Rosalind is a teacher who jumps out of her comfort zone to help out her mother, even though they share a very difficult history. Rosalind feels its best to relocate her mother, Charlotte Ward to a quaint little sea side village to escape some disgraceful situations. A fresh start for their relationship and for her mother. Can Rosalind forgive her mother and move on? Can Charlotte re-establish a mother daughter relationship, or has the damage over the years been just too much?

 A story about redemption, new beginnings and the power of grace. This story is not without a tad bit of romance, perfect in every way! Great writing, fabulous story lines make this a winning combination and a magnificent pick for your summer time book list!

 Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc


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    Lawana Blackwell

    Lawana Blackwell has thirteen published novels to her credit, many of them set in the English countryside of the 19th century. She and her husband live in Frisco, Texas.
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