July 5, 2015

Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor by Melanie Dobson

I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for a fair and honest review

Publication date: June 16, 2015
Number of page: 352
Genre: Christian Fiction

When Heather Toulson returns to her parents' cottage in the English countryside, she uncovers long-hidden secrets about her family history and stumbles onto the truth about a sixty-year-old murder.

Libby, a free spirit who can't be tamed by her parents, finds solace with her neighbor Oliver, the son of Lord Croft of Ladenbrooke Manor. Libby finds herself pregnant and alone when her father kicks her out and Oliver mysteriously drowns in a nearby river. Though theories spread across the English countryside, no one is ever held responsible for Oliver's death.

Sixty years later, Heather Toulson, returning to her family's cottage in the shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor, is filled with mixed emotions. She's mourning her father's passing but can't let go of the anger and resentment over their strained relationship. Adding to her confusion, Heather has an uneasy reunion with her first love, all while sorting through her family's belongings left behind in the cottage. What she uncovers will change everything she thought she knew about her family's history.

Award-winning author Melanie Dobson seamlessly weaves the past and present together, fluidly unraveling the decades-old mystery and reveals how the characters are connected in shocking ways.

Set in a charming world of thatched cottages, lush gardens, and lovely summer evenings, this romantic and historical mystery brings to light the secrets and heartaches that have divided a family for generations.

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What did I think about the story:
I really enjoyed this book. One thing that I really liked about this story was the mystery and secrets in Heather's family history. I thought the way the author wrote this story from different view points was nice and for me it made the book read even faster. I found myself reading faster so I could see what happens next. The mix of romance and mystery in the story was a nice combination. The characters were very well developed and seemed so real. If you are looking for a book that sweeps you away and is a good read then I recommend this book for you. 

What did I think of the cover:
I thought this cover was very nice and classy looking. 

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About the author:
Melanie Dobson is the award-winning author of thirteen historical romance, suspense, and contemporary novels. Two of her novels won Carol Awards in 2011, and Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana won Best Novel of Indiana in 2010. Melanie lives with her husband Jon and two daughters near Portland, Oregon.

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great read. Congrats on such a great book Melanie. Loved the review.