Calling all dual-time (or time-slip, if you will) Christian fiction fans! The Legacy of Longdale Manor releases September 26, 2023 and is available for preorder now. Check out the captivating back cover below, followed by my review.
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.
This heartfelt dual-time novel is all about faith, family, and forgiveness. The Legacy of Longdale Manor has a bit of mystery, 2 love stories, and two daughters in search of healing, both connected to the Longdale Manor a century apart.
I love stories set in England, and while I usually prefer the historical story more I think I liked the contemporary story in this time-slip equally as much. Both stories carry a theme of brokenness and unforgiveness toward their earthly fathers–I am blessed with a truly wonderful father but I loved how Turansky depicted the kind of forgiveness that brings great freedom and healing to the ‘forgiver’. I can fully get behind the beautiful message of this novel and I’m thankful for authors like Carrie Turansky that bring such valuable revelations into their novels.
Note: I received a copy of this novel from the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own.
About the Author
Carrie Turansky is the award-winning author of twenty-one inspirational novels and novellas and a winner of the Carol Award, the International Digital Award, and the HOLT Medallion. She loves traveling to England to research her Edwardian novels, including No Journey Too Far, No Ocean Too Wide, Across the Blue, and the Edwardian Brides series. Her novels have been translated into several languages and have received starred reviews from Christianbook.com and Library Journal. Learn more at carrieturansky.com.