Saturday, July 9, 2016

A Haven on Orchard Lane by Lawana Blackwell

There is a Haven on Orchard Lane, and for that haven, those in need of its respite and healing. Former actress Charlotte Ward finds herself needing to reconnect with daughter, Rosalind. In fact, Rosalind is going to have to help take care of her mother, who has a husband that treats her badly. He's a jerk, using her for all her financial worth, and treating her like a prisoner. Her hope of any kind of life left at all is her daughter. A daughter who she failed in so many ways, thinking that she was doing the best thing for her. There is a great deal of pain that needs healing there. 

Meanwhile, Rosalind appears to have found love, or at least romance. She went to the book store for Sci-Fi books, and came away with a lot more than just books to read. She found Jude, and his dog Jinny. Now how will that turn out? So many questions, and such amazing answers as the pages go by rather quickly. The good, bad, ugly, hurting, forgiven, and much more are all in this book. I liked the Victorian era it was portrayed it, and I didn't think this book left anything too major hanging without answers. 

My copy came from Net Galley and Bethany House in exchange for my honest review and nothing more.


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!

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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