Monday, September 25, 2023

Review: The Legacy of Longdale Manor by Carrie Turansky


My rating: 5 of 5 stars


In 2012, art historian Gwen Monroe 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 becomes acquainted with David Bradley--the owner's handsome grandson--who is desperate to save the crumbling estate by turning it into a bed-and-breakfast. 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 uncovers a connection to the father she never knew.

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.

Two women a century apart are taken on a journey to healing, faith, and forgiveness in this heartfelt dual-time Edwardian romance from bestselling author Carrie Turansky.

My Review: 

The Legacy of Longdale Manor is another fabulous author, Carrie Turansky. It gives me another reason why she is one of my go to authors when it comes to historical fiction. I am a huge fan of dual timelines and love that she chose to tackle that genre in this new release. She does a fantastic job with these two stories and entwining them with one another. I loved all of the characters and I was deeply engaged in the mysteries and secrets discovered all throughout. It was great!

The Legacy of Longdale Manor will be getting a very well deserved five plus stars from me. I highly recommend it for fans of dual time line novels, as well as, clean historical fiction. As always, I will be early awaiting upcoming releases from the talented author, Carrie Turansky.

I received a paperback copy of Carrie Turansky’s The Legacy of Longdale Manor from the publisher, but was not required to write a review, nor a positive one. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.

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  1. Sounds like a really good read. Thanks for sharing.

  2. It sounds intriguing, with endearing characters and settings :) . Thanks!

    - Madie

  3. Thanks for this very kind review! I'm so glad you enjoyed the story!

  4. I have not read a book by her before, but will be reading this one in the next few weeks. Nice review.