Sprinkled with fascinating details about the lives of women in Regency England, Lady of Milkweed Manor is a moving romantic drama about. The Lady of Milkweed Manor was Julie Klassen’s first novel and, in my opinion, it is her best. The Lady of Milkweed Manor tells the story of four. Prologue. When first I knew her, I thought her an amusing scrap of girl, silly and a bit grubby from her mornings spent in the gardens. When not pottering about.

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As I said before, these character feel so like real people, that you just know their lives will continue long before the book has ended! December 15th, Publisher: Her father sends her to a manor in London for unwed mothers, many of whose lives are a far cry from her privileged, if not aristocratic, upbringing.

She quietly made her way down the stairs and glanced at the silver tray resting on the hall table. The family into which she was born was horrible. This book gives a moving account of the life of women in that era, emphasizing their fears and desires, and paints a most lovely picture of love and maternal feelings in their purest moments.

It makes these characters a lot more human and relatable. With the horses and all the heavy work falling to him, the garden suffers. I however, did not stop to. She stepped down and made haste up Oxford Street, past the stationer and paper hanger, china and glassman, and linen drapers. I suppose Father’s anger is right and just. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

There are some interesting — and somewhat horrifying — details that Klassen provides about the nature of houses for unwed mothers. What are some of your favorite stories? However, she does her best to make it as complete as possible. Into a carpetbag she placed a shawl, dressing gown, gloves, and the New Testament.


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In fact, the only one willing to help Charlotte, pf went beyond rules and gossip, was her cousin Katherine, married to Harris, and foster mother to Edmund without knowing it. With one last caress, she packed it carefully atop the others. Get to Know Us. But neither can imagine the depth of sacrifice that will be required.

Both readers of faith fiction and general readers of historical romance should enjoy this lovely first offering from Klassen. Her father would be horrified, and even her mother would not have approved of the ldy mess.

It was sad, too, and it didn’t end “just so. The reader will immediately connect with Charlotte and her sense of loss on several levels.

And then there is more shame over the loss of her family’s and society’s good opinion of her than for what actually happened. Considering the plot, I was genuinely surprised at how clean it was.

Aug 04, Hannah rated it it was amazing Shelves: His parting words echoed again through Charlotte’s mind, and she flinched—envisioning the disappointment that would certainly have clouded her mother’s face—but yet she wished her mother were here with her, walking this rutted path, consoling her as she always had that all would work out in the end.

The faith message is understated but ever present, much like it is in writings from the era in which this novel is set. She tossed the stalk onto the rubbish heap on her way down Church Hill. Thanks for telling us about the problem. While it had a happy ending, there was a lot of sadness all through the book.

Julie Klassen weaves an amazing story in Lady of Milkweed Manor – not the everyday book.

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Monday, July 24, Who will tend mipkweed gardens, Mother? There, the exquisite ot beds with their cleverly mixed color palettes, graduating heights and varying textures—delphinium, astilbe, cornflower, Canterbury bells, lemon lilies—all of which Charlotte had tried to maintain in her mother’s honor, at least until now. Considering First of all I have to manoe this book’s plot surprised me May 21, Shantelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: She pushed milkweev gowns aside and looked at the bottom of the wardrobe, at the slippers lined up neatly in a row.


She looked at the trunk, filled with her beautiful years, her happy vain youth, and firmly shut the lid. I thought it was a nice touch to have Edmund fall in love with Anne: Speaking of the ending–the ending also worked so well, in my opinion. Open Preview See a Problem? A woman to be flicked off one’s sleeve like a disgusting worm. I will warn more conservative readers that this one centers on more adult topics.

However, I was again rather unsuspecting and wouldn’t want a teenager reading it. Even a proper vicar’s daughter can make a mistake In this inspirational historical romance debut novel set in 19th-century England, a young pregnant woman is forced to make difficult choices. May I be of assistance? And from that mulkweed on, she grew and became stronger, as she decided to help in the Manor the best she could, instead of sinking in her pain and she would have had a good excuse for it.

Her mother, sickly after Charlotte’s birth, never fully recovered and died when Charlotte was seventeen. Continue reading about Julie Klassen. I also read in a few reviews that did not believe there was enough Jesus centered characters. Vulnerable and unprotected, she is forced to a lodging place for unwed mothers.

The author did an amazing job pulling mmilkweed reader into Charlotte’s life.

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