This collection bundles two of Maureen Langs old and new fiction titles into one e-book for a great value!
The Oak Leaves:
Two time periodsRegency England and contemporary Chicagoare woven together when Talie Ingram finds an old journal belonging to her great-great-great grandmother, Cosima Escott. Through Cosimas entries, Talie learns that her family was once considered cursed with feebleminded offspring, the result of a genetic disorder (Fragile-X) that may have been passed down to Talie and her sister. Unwilling to face the implications their discovery might have on her own life, Talie tucks the journal back into secrecy, until she begins to see signs of developmental delay in her son.
On Sparrow Hill:
Two time periodsVictorian Ireland and contemporary Englandare again woven together in this sequel to The Oak Leaves. Rebecca Seabrooke is a commercial manager for Quentin Hollinworths family manor and is focused on two things: running the best historical home in the country and forgetting about the childhood crush shes had on Quentin ever since her father worked as the valet for his family. They dont, after all, run in the same social circles. When Quentins distant cousin Dana Martin Walker comes to visit the Hollinworth estate, Rebecca realizes she must confront some of her preconceived ideas about herself . . . and about Quentin. Dana wants to learn more about her ancestorsespecially about Berrie Hamilton, who in 1852 decided to fulfill her sister-in-laws dream of opening a school for the mentally challenged. Dana also discovers that, despite their precautions, she and her husband are expecting, and their unborn child may turn out to be like many of Berries students. It will take reading Berries letterswritten a century agofor Dana and Rebecca to learn the importance of serving others and to realize that ultimately, even our best-laid plans are not always Gods plans.