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...
I got this as a Kindle freebie download, but at the time of posting this it is available at £2.98.
Gresham Chronicles Part 1
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Oh goodness me, yet another Christian book downloaded by mistake. I must have been on completely the wrong section of the Kindle Store, as this is the second one in a row.
That having been said, bearing in mind that I got this as a freebie, I really wouldn't let the price of £2.98 put you off in any way, this was such a well written tale, with lovable and textural characters.
The pace of the plot was neither too fast nor too slow, in fact it perfectly paced to enjoy the experience as the plot unveiled layers of love, hope and faith. There are also little sub-plots left to be pondered upon.
I wouldn't hesitate to award 5 stars, and am actively going to seek out more by this author. She has written a whole series based around Gresham as well as other stories.