Monday, March 28, 2016
A Haven on Orchard Lane
Much-Loved Lawana Blackwell Delivers Another Charming Victorian-Era Tale
In difficult circumstances, Charlotte Ward, once a famed stage actress, tries to restart her career--only to experience disaster. Against her better judgment, her estranged daughter, Rosalind, comes to her mother's rescue and moves her to a quiet English coastal village.
Charlotte is grateful to get to know Rosalind after years apart. As one who has regrets about her own romantic past, it's a joy for Charlotte 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 be more complicated than romance?
Together, mother and daughter discover that healing is best accomplished when they focus less on themselves and more on the needs of others.
My thoughts: I was thrilled to see that Lawana Blackwell had a new title coming out this year, since I adored her novels when I was in high school. There was a part of me that was a bit worried that perhaps my taste in books had changed over the years or that this novel would be drastically different from her other titles, but I need not have feared, since this story is excellent! The characters and time period come to life and weave a beautiful story about a mother and daughter forced to reconnect and settle into a small town. I love how there are secondary characters who have interesting stories as well. This is a new favorite! I sincerely hope that we won't have to wait as long for her next book as we did for this one.;)
I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.