About the book:
Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor (Howard, June 2015)
When Heather Toulson returns to her parents' cottage in the English countryside, she uncovers long-hidden secrets about her family history and stumbles onto the truth about a sixty-year-old murder.
Libby, a free spirit who can't be tamed by her parents, finds solace with her neighbor Oliver, the son of Lord Croft of Ladenbrooke Manor. Libby finds herself pregnant and alone when her father kicks her out and Oliver mysteriously drowns in a nearby river. Though theories spread across the English countryside, no one is ever held responsible for Oliver's death.
Sixty years later, Heather Toulson, returning to her family's cottage in the shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor, is filled with mixed emotions. She's mourning her father's passing but can't let go of the anger and resentment over their strained relationship. Adding to her confusion, Heather has an uneasy reunion with her first love, all while sorting through her family's belongings left behind in the cottage. What she uncovers will change everything she thought she knew about her family's history.
Award-winning author Melanie Dobson seamlessly weaves the past and present together, fluidly unraveling the decades-old mystery and reveals how the characters are connected in shocking ways.
Set in a charming world of thatched cottages, lush gardens, and lovely summer evenings, this romantic and historical mystery brings to light the secrets and heartaches that have divided a family for generations.
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About the author:
Melanie Dobson is the award-winning author of thirteen historical romance, suspense, and contemporary novels. Two of her novels won Carol Awards in 2011, and Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana won Best Novel of Indiana in 2010. Melanie lives with her husband Jon and two daughters near Portland, Oregon.
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Melanie has written an incredible story, "Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor," as it is layered with deception, secrets, love and truth that has been hidden throughout generations. I was immediately drawn into the story and Maggie's world. Melanie does a great job with writing as she easily brings the reader into various time periods and various characters' lives without losing disrupting the flow of the story. This story and the characters (all of them) became so real to me as their pasts were revealed and I found myself empathizing with them as difficult decisions were made and at times poor decisions as I wondered how lives would have turned out differently. This is a mind and heart consuming tale as it is impossible to not become completed involved in the story and in the lives of these characters as their stories intertwine and are shared piece by piece.
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