Saturday, November 5, 2016
The Widow of Larkspur Inn
THE WIDOW OF LARKSPUR INN
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.
Awesome start to a four book series! Published in 1998, I am amazed at the timeless quality in Blackwell's writing. So engaging -- the kind of story it is easy to lose yourself in. Love the setting and the time period. Reminds me of Elizabeth Gaskell's novels. A multi-faceted story that brings the village of Gersham to life. Quirky characters, personal tragedies, deep-rooted faith and sweet romance. This book has it all. I would love to see this made into a BBC mini-series!
And the jokes on me because this book is out of print so no giveaway today BUT The Widow of Larkspur Inn is currently free on KINDLE so everyone is a winner!!!! You can pick up your free copy here:
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