Lady of Milkweed Manor
In this inspirational historical romance debut novel set in 19th-century England, a young pregnant woman is forced to make difficult choices. Twenty-year-old Charlotte Lamb is the daughter of a heartless English vicar, as we discover when she becomes pregnant and he throws her out of her childhood home. Vulnerable and unprotected, she is forced to a lodging place for unwed mothers. Soon, Lamb must make decisions involving true love and sacrifice, providing many powerful turning points throughout the story.
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Lady of Milkweed Manor is a historical novel based in South East England in the 19th Century, looking at the story of Charlotte, a vicar's daughter. Charlotte has fallen pregnant and therefore fallen from grace from her family and is sent away from home. An easy and delightful story that does not romanticise the problem the young girl faced. It does not aim to preach at the reader, but reveals a little of the social history and conditions of the time when it was totally unacceptable to be pregnant if you were not married; and yet there were people and doctors who were moved to help the plight of these unmarried mothers. The characters were likeable and ordinary - no outstanding saints among them - with questions, doubts and heartaches that often go unanswered. A good book for a holiday or a cold damp weekend!