The Maiden of Mayfair (Tales of London Book #1)

The Maiden of Mayfair (Tales of London Book #1)

by Lawana Blackwell
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The Maiden of Mayfair (Tales of London Book #1) by Lawana Blackwell

If the Truth is Revealed, Will She Lose All She's Grown to Love?

An orphanage in the slums of London is the only home Sarah Matthews has ever known. When she is suddenly whisked away to a wealthy widow's home in the prestigious Mayfair district, Sarah can't fathom what has happened. Why would this elderly woman, a stranger, want her company? But Dorothea Blake has reasons she isn't revealing.

As Sarah blossoms into a young woman, the secret Mrs. Blake harbors threatens to make them both outcasts among London's elite. When a visitor unknowingly stumbles upon the truth, he puts Sarah at risk of losing everything she holds dear, including the attentions of a new curate. Will the mystery of her birth remain buried forever?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585584093
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/2001
Series: Tales of London , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 94,644
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Lawana Blackwell is a full-time writer and the author of the the bestselling GRESHAM CHRONICLES series. A writing course at Louisiana State University rekindled her dream of writing, then she learned the craft of writing fiction under bestselling author Gilbert Morris. She and her husband live in Louisiana and have three sons.
Lawana Blackwell has thirteen published novels to her credit, many of them set in the English countryside of the 19th century. She and her husband live in Frisco, Texas.

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Maiden of Mayfair 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 80 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed every one of Ms. Blackwell's books.  This period in time is fascinating.  Just the thing for easy reading.  Anyone looking for a stress reliever will enjoy this book.  I'll be happy to see more from this author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome! It shows you what life was like in the slums of England as well as the wealthy places, like Berkely Square. Anyone who likes history should read this.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I¿ve admired Lawana Blackwell¿s writing since picking up her first book. Not being able to put it down was a sure sign I¿d be reading more by her. Lawana Blackwell knows how to keep a reader¿s attention. Not only does she have real and believable characters, she places them in well-researched settings ¿ so much so, I feel as though I¿ve been there. Sarah Matthews has been at St. Matthew Methodist Foundling Home for Girls since she was very young. Having no hope of being adopted because of her deformed left hand, Sarah is quite happy and grateful to have a home where she is loved. All that changed the day Mr. Swan, a solicitor for Mrs. Blake, a well to do widow from Mayfair, came to St. Matthews. His search for his employer¿s long-lost granddaughter ended the day he walked through their doors. He was delighted when Mrs. Forsyth, the headmistress, assured him Mrs. Blake¿s granddaughter was indeed a resident of St. Matthews, or was she? What follows is a fascinating tale of lives intertwined by chance and circumstance. After a rocky start to her new life, Sarah discovers the love of a grandmother, who didn¿t know she had any love left. After getting to know her, Sarah couldn¿t think of living anywhere else. They, along with the servants of the house become a family, with everyone knowing their proper place of course. When the secret of Sarah¿s true past is threaten, will the widow come clean? Will Sarah ever get to know her real father? Over the years, Sarah falls in love with their cooks nephew, William, and he with her. When a new curate arrives on the scene, will he steal her affections? Or will he be found out as a fraud? This story has enough twists and turns to keep you wanting more, much more! You¿ll not want to put this book down until the end. I¿m pleased there is more in this series. This book is well worth your time!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book so much I couldn't put it down! It will captive you and stir your heart with the many mysteries and possible romance!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book wade me think I was reading a Catherine Cookson book, and she was one of my favorite authors. I am partial to the time and settings of these stories. An excellent read .
quiltfarmer More than 1 year ago
This is in my opinion the best of the three book series. I love the interaction between the character's and Ms. Blackwell's descriptive narrative as always shines through. While this is a work of Christian Fiction I didn't feel that it was overly moralizing or preaching but you got a good understanding to the main characters christian struggles as well as other significant characters. A lovely read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was awful ,too many characters introduced thru out the story and the author closed all the characters out except the main one....left way too many questions as she tried to make several stories one....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A bit preachy Frequently skipped pages at a tiime that were religious blah This romance is very chaste
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy a great story with no vampires or smut you will love this one b in arkansas
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mediocre story; seems as if religious references are made every 2-3 pages. I wish they'd classify this genre so I can avoid it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished this book and totally enjoyed it. I was amazed and proud of how Sarah was treated and how she truly loved Mrs Blake(Grandmother). Even though not blood related it shows how when God is center and in control there will be many blessings. I love how Sarah and her Father were reunited and that there was confusion and not anger or hatred.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Laughed,cried and could not stop reading it was quite nice to read a novel I could actually recomend to my daughter.
celticgirl64 More than 1 year ago
i thought this would be a very interesting book, but it turned out to be one of the most boring books ever.the plot was very slow and dragged on, and many of the characters lived in a seemingly perfect world where everyone was kind and nice and religious, and they were not like that they reformed themselves at the end. Not exactly the most believeable book in the world.Some things are more realistic than others, like the mystery of the girl's parentage perhaps, but many of the main characters have very little faults that could make them human or something that many readers can connect to. there were small conflicts in the story, but not many really complicated or intricate engough to make you question the outcome too much.It was an okay story, but only for people who are not realists and mabye people who like romantic stories.
Anonymous 3 months ago
This is a beautiful story of love and loss, regret, forgiveness and redemption.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book.
FunnyGirlWhit More than 1 year ago
I just had to write a review. This book has received mixed feedback, so much so that while I purchased it a long time ago, I had written it off as a book that was going to be sure to disappoint. Well people are wrong! Being a millennial, it's refreshing to read a story that presents as a true classic written work: a long read, with a perfectly executed plot that makes you laugh and cry, characters that you relate to more than some members of your own family, and resounding universal values of family, self worth, and selflessness. This is the second novel I have read by Mrs Blackwell and this one ten times better than the first! The novel isn't slow moving at all, nor did I find it overly or even noticeably religious. It's rare to find a novel these days that is a true good read, the type of story where you become sad as you reach the ending because you know you're coming to the close of something magnificent and memorable. The character development is so carefully planned out, as is the plot, that I can't wait to download the next amazing work! 430 pages!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written with good characters and plots so enjoyable I WILL REMEMBER this author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good story
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Well written, very true to the period of time. Couldn't put it down.
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I just couldn't read anymore.
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Very slow story and far too religious. I wish religious books were categorized so I could avoid them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love all of L. Blackwell's books. Highly recommend!