Book one of The Gresham Chronicles takes you to an 1860s English village, where you'll meet recently bereaved Julia Hollis. Left with only her husband's debts and the memory of the fortune she once had, Julia must find a way to provide for her children. The only material thing she has left is The Larkspur, an abandoned coaching inn in the quaint village of Gresham. Used to being waited on, serving others comes as quite a shock and hardship for Julia, but with the help of the town's new vicar, it just might happen. But will a behind-the-scenes scheme jeopardize everything? Lawana Blackwell, paperback, 432 pages.
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...
Lawana Blackwell has thirteen published novels to her credit, many of them set in the English countryside of the 19th century. She and her husband live in Frisco, Texas.