The Widow of Larkspur Inn (The Gresham Chronicles Book #1) [NOOK Book]

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When Life Seemed Its Worst, Gresham Awaited

Julia Hollis' opulent life in Victorian London crashes to pieces when her husband passes away. Worse, she is told by his bankers that he gambled away their fortune. Now, the family's hope rests on The Larkspur, an old abandoned coaching inn in the quaint village of Gresham.

Driven by dread and her desire to provide for her ...
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The Widow of Larkspur Inn (The Gresham Chronicles Book #1)

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Overview

When Life Seemed Its Worst, Gresham Awaited

Julia Hollis' opulent life in Victorian London crashes to pieces when her husband passes away. Worse, she is told by his bankers that he gambled away their fortune. Now, the family's hope rests on The Larkspur, an old abandoned coaching inn in the quaint village of Gresham.

Driven by dread and her desire to provide for her children, Julia decides to turn the dilapidated inn into a lodging house. But can she--who was accustomed to servants attending to every need--do what needs to be done and cope when boarders begin arriving? And then an eligible new vicar moves into town...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585584062
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/1/2007
  • Series: Gresham Chronicles , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 18,794
  • File size: 844 KB

Meet the Author

Lawana Blackwell has eleven published novels to her credit. She and her husband have three married sons and live in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2012

    Wonderful clean, sweet historical romance

    This 470 page book was filled with emotion and God's lessons. Very sweet, clean Christian book that paints beautiful pictures in your mind. The depth of character the author has artfully woven for everyone makes you feel like you personally know them by the end of the book. While this book was free, the others in this series are over my budget at this time even though I would love to learn more about the characters from this book in addition to the new residents of Gresham.

    49 out of 52 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2012

    GREAT BOOK

    THIS BOOK HAS IT ALL, EXCITING AND ROMANTIC WITHOUT THE TRASH.

    47 out of 51 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 1, 2012

    I enjoyed this book so much that I went out of my way to be cert

    I enjoyed this book so much that I went out of my way to be certain to read the whole series. Takes one back to another time/place; one we will never see again. Truly a pleasure to read.

    29 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2012

    Excellent read

    Really enjoyed reading this book. It was encouraging and uplifting. Great intimacy but NO sexual interaction. I'll probably read it again, will stay on Nook.

    27 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 28, 2012

    Such an enjoyable read!!!

    I loved this book and just started on the next one. The characters are so like-able and authentic. Somewhat called to mind the Mitford series I read years ago, but stands on its own merits. One of the best of this genre that I've read in a long time.

    20 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 8, 2011

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    I Would Not Purchase Again

    This book started out to be interesting, if not predictable. The widow who knew nothing about the gambling debts her late husband incurred, etc.. The plot never fully developed and it did not hold my attention. Certain important characters are only briefly mentioned later in the story and there is not full closure. I found myself forcing my way through the pages just to finish it. I would not recommend purchasing.

    13 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012

    Excellent novel!

    You'll love the story and the way that the author develops the characters. This book will hold your attention and you'll want to read the next book in the series.

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 27, 2012

    very good read

    I liked the overall content. It accurately depicted the historical time. I liked the idea that it was a romance novel without being trashy.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2012

    Worth reading

    This was an enjoyable read. The characters were developed well and were true to character and setting as the plot developed.

    While some "historical" fiction puts present day trends and values in 19th century settings, The Widow of Larkspur Inn was refreshing. These people could have lived in the setting and time described.

    I'll gladly read more books by this author.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    Okay

    Okay but a little too churchy.

    10 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2012

    Great heartwarming book !

    The characters in this book just come to life . This book is an interesting and delightful read. I enjoyed it immensely.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 22, 2012

    Highly recommended

    I loved this book, would love to see it made into a movie.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2012

    Very Enjoyable Historical Fiction

    Enjoyable full length book with full character development and story lines. True to the time period.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 14, 2012

    Enjoyable

    Enjoyed this story. It was not your usual romance but dealt with various age groups. Interwoven very nicely.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2012

    Good read

    Really enjoyed reading this, looking forward to the next in the series.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 14, 2012

    loved it

    This is a well written novel about a widow that responds to troubles as a woman that regain respect for her family.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    Great story with many well developed characters. Can't wait to read the next book!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 12, 2012

    Well written, keeps you wanting to know what is coming!

    This book has kept me wanting to keep reading to find out what is coming next. It is well written as to keep you interested and guessing.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2012

    Wonderful

    Loved the entire book

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2012

    Liked this book

    Big fan of historical fiction. Read this book because it was free, ended up liking it a lot. I personally would have been driven crazy if I was placed in the position of the heroine of the story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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