Saturday, August 8, 2015

Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor: Blog Tour and Review

About The Book:

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.
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.
My Review:
What an incredible read. With deeply real-life characters, deep family drama and the consequences that come as a result of deceit on various levels, you will be drawn into the action right from page one. Heather was my favorite character and I enjoyed that the book shifted between two different perspectives, including a twist I did not see coming. If you like Christian Historical fiction with a good suspense plot thrown in for good measure then this is absolutely the book for you. The descriptions of both geography, characters and life in general were stunning as well as the beautiful cover. You will not be disappointed. 
I highly recommend this book and give it a thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor online through Amazon. It is also available through your favorite local Christian book retailer.
***I received a complimentary electronic copy of this book, courtesy of LitFuse Publicity Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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