June 4, 2016
A Haven on Orchard Lane
I had not seen any new novels written by Lawana Blackwell in years; so I was excited to stumble upon A Haven on Orchard Lane. Lawana's latest book is as easy to read as all her previous novels. This tale is a delightful journey to take with the book's primary characters: Charlotte Ward and her daughter, Rosalind!
Charlotte Ward is a former actress who is currently in a marriage that will not allow her any freedom. When Charlotte is finally able to make her escape, her reentry into London's theater world is met with failure!
Rosalind is on break from the school where she is currently teaching and finds herself with time on her hands. When Rosalind hears the ugly gossip being proclaimed about Charlotte in the papers, even though she has not seen her mother in years, she knows that she must reach out to try to find her. Rosalind and Charlotte surprisingly cross paths at the railway station where Charlotte's husband is trying to force her to return home. Rosalind steps in to take Charlotte by the hand and lead her in a new direction!
Charlotte and Rosalind end up in Port Stilwell, a small fishing village that neither woman had ever visited before. You will not believe how both lives are transformed in this quiet corner of the world by the end of this tale!
A Haven on Orchard Lane was a delightful read. You do not want to miss this one!
I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for my unbiased review.