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Within the pages of this new inspirational time-shift novel, The Legacy of Longdale Manor, you’ll find history, mystery, and romance.
Find History in This Sweet, Inspirational Time-shift Novel
I love inspirational romances because they fit my ideal of clean romance with closed bedroom doors. When I pick up a time-shift novel, I find history at its best. Authors usually choose some small slice of history I may know nothing about, which makes it even more fun to read. And of course, a time-shift novel often involves mystery because protagonists who discover a mystery in the present can only solve it by understanding the past. Sometimes, the reader may be the only one who understands the complete mystery, while the protagonists don’t have everything revealed to them.
By Carrie Turansky, Bethany House Publishers, September 25, 2023, 352 pages.
When Charlotte Harper’s revered father dies unexpectedly, she discovers an awful truth he kept hidden from his family. When Charlotte’s mother takes her mourning children to the Lake District to stay with a childhood friend, Charlotte hopes to meet her estranged grandfather. Her mother hopes to reconcile with her father and find refuge in Longdale Manor.
Charlotte doesn’t expect to develop feelings for the son of their hostess, the handsome Ian Storey. She does discover a way to process her heartache, bitterness, and regrets through the pages of a journal. A journal which will one day make a difference in the life of another young lady.
Gwen Morris makes a horrible and embarrassing error that costs her grandfather’s art auction business thousands of pounds. Her grandfather exiles her to the home of one of his friends in the Lake District to catalog pieces for auction. Gwen knows this is her last chance to prove herself if she wants to continue in the career she’s trained for her entire life.
When she arrives at Longdale Manor, Gwen meets the less-than-enthusiastic grandson of the owner. He becomes her ally in unraveling the mystery behind a hundred-year-old journal and an intricately carved shepherd’s staff. The same staff Gwen has seen before in the only photo she has of her father—a man she never met.
What I Loved About This Book
I love time shift novels where mysteries in the past help solve mysteries in the present. If you love historical romances with a strong faith element, you’ll love The Legacy of Longdale Manor. Readers who have experienced betrayal from a loved one or struggled to forgive someone will relate to Charlotte. And readers who have made a life-altering mistake will relate to Gwen as she struggles to reestablish her good name.If you love #timshift novels, you'll love this new inspirational novel from @carrieturansky and @bethany_house! #amreading Click To Tweet