The Legacy of Longdale Manor
Two women--a century apart--embark on a journey to healing, faith, forgiveness, and romance.
In 2012, art historian Gwen Morris travels to England's Lake District to appraise the paintings and antiques of an old family friend, hoping to prove herself to her prestigious grandfather. While at Longdale Manor, she meets David Bradford--the owner's handsome grandson--who is desperate to save the crumbling estate by turning it into a luxury hotel. When Gwen stumbles upon a one-hundred-year-old journal and an intricately carved shepherd's staff similar to one in a photo of her parents, she's left searching for answers.
In 1912, after her father's death, Charlotte Harper uncovers a painful family secret she can only confess to her journal. She and her family travel to the Lake District to stay on a sheep farm, hoping eventually to find a home with Charlotte's grandfather at Longdale Manor, but old wounds and bitter regrets make it a difficult challenge. As Charlotte grows closer to shepherd Ian Storey and rebuilds her shattered faith, she must decide whether she will ever trust in love again.
Praise for The Legacy of Longdale Manor
"This novel will stir your faith--and your desire to visit England's Lake District!"--JULIE KLASSEN, bestselling author
"Turansky opens the door of Longdale Manor and invites readers to explore the secrets hidden inside."--MELANIE DOBSON, award-winning author
"A beautiful book to warm and lift the heart."--CATHY GOHLKE, Christy Hall of Fame author
"Filled with romance, family secrets, and forgiveness, Carrie Turansky's dual-time novel, The Legacy of Longdale Manor, will stir your faith--and your desire to visit England's Lake District!"
Julie Klassen, author of The Sisters of Sea View
"In this enchanting romance, Carrie Turansky opens the door of Longdale Manor and invites readers to explore its vast collection of artwork and the secrets hidden inside. As the characters, both past and present, wrestle to forgive those who've wronged them, the beautiful manor house harbors deep sorrows and the sweetest of joys."
Melanie Dobson, award-winning author of Catching the Wind and Enchanted Isle
"Turansky explores building godly relationships while maintaining faith through serious trials and disappointments. Set amid the dramatic beauty of England's Lake District, The Legacy of Longdale Manor is a romantic and deeply satisfying love story revealing our Heavenly Father's shepherding grace. A beautiful book to warm and lift the heart."
Cathy Gohlke, Christy Hall of Fame author of Ladies of the Lake and A Hundred Crickets Singing
"Once again author Carrie Turansky inspires us in this beautifully written tale! Two broken women living a century apart seek healing and a sense of belonging. Yet only faith, family, and forgiveness have the power to change everything and open the heart to finding love. An unforgettable and uplifting story!"
Kate Breslin, bestselling author of In Love's Time
"The Legacy of Longdale Manor is a poignant story of broken family relationships set amidst the lush backdrop of England's Lake District. Author Carrie Turansky weaves together a split-time tale that ties together generations dating back a century. A masterful plot dealing with issues that every reader will relate to."
Michelle Griep, Christy Award-winning author of The Bride of Blackfriars Lane
"Two women, one manor house, and a century of family secrets weave together to form a heartfelt journey to redemption and forgiveness. The Legacy of Longdale Manor is a beautiful story of faith, with a hint of English charm that will appeal to fans of All Creatures Great and Small."
Gabrielle Meyer, author of When the Day Comes and In This Moment
"Carrie Turansky weaves an intriguing tale combining old and new as two couples explore questions concerning family, identity, and what real love truly means. Set in the charming villages and surrounds of England's Lake District, this is a story to savor over a nice cup of tea."
Carolyn Miller, award-winning author of Dusk's Darkest Shores and the Muskoka Romance series
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