Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Lady of Milkweed Manor by Julie Klassen
I love stories set in Regency England, and this one was no different. I was sucked in from the very first page, and couldn't put the book down!
Ms. Klassen is a great storyteller. All of the characters were well-rounded (I really got a feel for each of their 'personalities'), and the plot was very detailed.
The main character, Charlotte Lamb, is a brave soul who makes some poor choices in the beginning, but then redeems herself by making some very wise, but difficult, choices later on.
Themes of the book include sacrifice, reunion, selflessness, choices, redemption, and finding oneself.
I loved how the author keeps you guessing, right up until the end, about how the story will play out. And, I was grateful to not find any spelling or grammatical errors throughout the entire book (as is so common in books, lately).
I look forward to reading more by this author. She did a great job with this first novel. =)
"Edgy Christian fiction" at its best ~ HIGHLY recommended!