Friday, July 20, 2012

On My Nightstand - Lady of Milkweed Manor by Julie Klassen

There's no grace for Charlotte Lamb when she makes a disastrous choice. She leaves home and family for London's Milkweed Manor to hide her secret.

The desperation of the other women opens her eyes to unpleasant realities, and marks her life forever. Like them, she's faced with situations that threaten to rip her heart in two. Can she put aside her own desires to protect her loved ones?

When a former suitor shows up at the Manor, she's terrified. He treats her with respect, and she soon discovers the pain he carries.

While this was Julie's debut novel, I missed it. Now, I fully appreciate her talent. Anyone who writes such a stunning first book has a bright future in publishing. Her thorough research, engaging characters, and amazing ending made this a memorable reading experience.

Julie Klassen = automatic purchase for me. Don't miss this author's work.


Dorothy said...

Wow!! 'Julie Klassen = automatic purchase for me.' That's some recommendation. I can't wait to get my hands on Julie's books now. How can I not after that?

Have a wonderful weekend, Susan.
Dotti :)

Sarah Forgrave said...

I've heard amazing things about Julie's books. I have a couple of them on my Kindle and can't wait to dive in. :)

Have a great weekend, Susan!

Loree Huebner said...

Love that cover. The book looks good.

Nancy said...

It looks very good. And I love the blue dress. I was just telling another blogger how I was attracted to blue on a book cover.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Dotti - I've enjoyed every one of her books. There are very few authors that are automatic purchases for me, but Julie is one of them.

Hi Sarah - Oh, you'll love them. :)

Hi Loree - My favorite cover was, "The Apothecary's Daughter."

Hi Nancy - This is a lovely cover.

Susan :)

JD said...

I haven't heard of this author but am always looking for another good read to add to the books on my list of "must reads."

Thanks for recommending Julie Klassen and for the rave review of her work!

Enjoy your weekend, my friend!


Karen Lange said...

This was a winner! Glad you enjoyed it too. :)


quietspirit said...

You've piqued my curiosity. I'm going to do some research on her.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Janette - She has several books out. If you enjoy historical romance, she's one of the best authors.

Hi Karen - That twist toward the end was fabulous!

Hi Quiet Spirit - She's excellent. I think you'd like her books.

Susan :)

hfordice said...

I love her books! I have read all of them! Thanks for your thoughts! Can't wait to read her new book that is not released yet!