Lady of Milkweed Manor

Lady of Milkweed Manor

by Julie Klassen
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Lady of Milkweed Manor by Julie Klassen

As Charlotte drew closer to the looming grey edifice that was to become her temporary home, she could not help but notice the secretive shuttered windows. Then she noticed the milkweeds...

Even a proper vicar's daughter can make a mistake—and now Charlotte Lamb must pay a high price for her fall. To avoid the prying eyes of all who know her, she hides herself away in London's forbidding "Milkweed Manor," a place of mystery and lore, of old secrets and new birth.

But once there, she comes face to face with a suitor from her past—a man who now hides secrets of his own. Both are determined, with God's help, to protect those they love. But neither can imagine the depth of sacrifice that will be required.

Sprinkled with fascinating details about the lives of women in Regency England, Lady of Milkweed Manor is a moving romantic drama about the redemption of past failings and the beauty of sacrificial love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764204791
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/2008
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 234,884
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.38(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Julie Klassen loves all things Jane—Jane Eyre and Jane Austen. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Julie worked in publishing for sixteen years and now writes full time. She has won the Christy Award: Historical Romance for The Silent Governess (2010) and The Girl in the Gatehouse (2011) which also won the 2010 Midwest Book Award for Genre Fiction. Julie and her husband have two sons and live in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota. For more information, visit www.julieklassen.com

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Lady of Milkweed Manor 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 138 reviews.
Orla More than 1 year ago
I finished this book in only five days because I could not put it down. This story was so captivating that once it got a hold of me, it was hard to let go. When I wasn't reading this book, I was thinking about reading it. I will definitely be reading this again and I look forward to reading THE SILENT GOVERNESS by JULIE KLASSEN. I hope that she will continue to come out with more wonderful and wholesome books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read this book eight times and it still makes me cry and laugh and want to punch someone for the injustice of this world. This book is perfect. Worth fifty dollars put it on your wishlist its amazing. The perfect balance of love,betrayal,sacrifice,honor,deception and everything. Honestly read this book it will change your life. Then read it again.
teencierose More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy period novels, this is for you... Julie's ability to transport you through time with situations common nowadays is unlike no other I've read. The Lady of Milkweed Manor was exactly one of these stories. I won't give away too much insight, but the reality of this family disgrace and how it was handled so long ago was somewhat saddening, and yet the end became inspiring.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow, this was a very touching story along the lines of wuthering heights. The author made the characters come to life with all of their short comings laid bare. I would like to see this book become required reading in high schools as a cautionary tale. It has the workings of a modern day classic.
HippolytaTS More than 1 year ago
I adore this book and I adore this author. This book was a page-turner that kept me up far too late a night reading. Klassen skillfully avoids the trap of formula Regency romance and provides a wealth of historic detail that fully immerses one in the era. I found myself constantly thinking that were possibly some of the experiences of Colonel Brandon's ward outside the pages of Sense and Sensibility. Klassen also successful avoids the too obvious outcome, in part because she successfully avoids making characters so one-dimensional that they are easily spotted as "obstacles" and easily dismissed. Did I mention I adore this book?
Ladywolf71 More than 1 year ago
I almost didn't buy the book due to a young woman in Regency England getting pregnant, but I'm glad I did. This story took me in a direction that I didn't know existed. You see the other side of what happens to a young unwed pregnant woman. It's sad to see one wrong night of passion can turn a womans life upside down and who has to bare the consequences. If you apply the moral of the story today, it should be a good lesson for young ones and even adults.
LittleMissBookwormCH More than 1 year ago
Julie Klassen’s debut novel Lady of Milkweed Manor, is a bittersweet historical romance set in Regency England. Charlotte Lamb undergoes a heart-wrenching journey as she tries to reinvent herself in an unforgiving society. Charlotte’s wounded soul and Daniel Taylor’s secret torment makes their unconventional relationship unique. A combination of historical detail, a realistic plot, and Klassen’s elegant prose gives the story a well-balanced depth. Intricate subplots filled with angst, keep a reader in suspense. Elements of Jane Austen’s Persuasion and Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre are also infused into the story. None of the secondary characters overshadow Charlotte’s difficult journey with their own personal struggles. A plot twist at the end is both surprising and deeply moving. Sacrificial love is poignant throughout the novel and readers will love Klassen’s fresh approach to Regency romance.
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Can't put it down novel. The author held my interest with the plot, theme, and history of the times.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a true love story Very good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I likrd the part where Charlotte was planting the tree to be pu next to her mother's grave.
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I enjoyed this book and am looking forward to more of her work.
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Terrible book.
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I loved this book and have recommended to many friends. I read all this authors books. Keep up the good work.
Fiddlesticks-the-Cat More than 1 year ago
Have a box of tissues ready. The Lady of Milkweed Manor made me sit back and think. I am not a mother yet but this book made me ask "Would I take that big of a sacrifice for my child?" Hard as it would be, I would have to say yes, but I doubt I would be a strong as Charlotte. Julie Klassen mixed two romances and saved a little intrigue to sprinkle on the top that made me want to keep reading. This book show how far a parent's love will reach for a child.
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This was one of those books where I didn't want it to end, yet I couldn't put it down. I fell in love with Lilly and really liked most all the characters. Well, not Dr. Foster! Will read more by this author and others like her. I also learned the meaning of several words while reading this book.