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Book Review: Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor by Melanie Dobson

Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor is the story of two families whose lives are irrevocably tied together. It is a story of greed, of anger and beauty, of bitterness and freedom. It is a story of a love so strong that death only deepens it. It is, above all, a story of forgiveness and reconciliation, of God’s mercy, wisdom and grace.

There is great beauty in the gardens of Ladenbrooke Manor and there are hundreds of butterflies, many with names and personalities. (You’ll have to read the book to understand.) The descriptions of the countryside, the gardens, and the manor are described in such great detail that I felt like I was there.

Author, Melanie Dobson, has written a book that moves seamlessly from one era to the next and back again. From one family to the other and back again until the connection between the families is  revealed in a climax that will leave you speechless. (You’ll have to read the book to understand.)

Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor is full of twists and turns, of unexpected surprises and beauty, it should definitely be the first book on your summer reading list.  (You’ll have to read the book to understand.)

I received a free copy of this book from Howard Books, for my honest review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

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