May 30, 2017

A Stranger at Fellsworth






A Stranger at Fellsworth is the final tale in Sarah E. Ladd's Treasures of Surrey series.  You meet Annabelle Thorley, as she and her mother are visiting her Uncle Edmund at the school he manages in Surrey, England.  As nine-year-old Annabelle is looking for something to help her pass the time, she overhears her uncle warning her mother about the uneasy feelings he has about her husband.  Annabelle's uncle promises that he will be there if the need ever arises.  Unfortunately, this need arises twelve years later!

Both of Annabelle's parents have died and her brother, Thomas, is in charge of her home and her livelihood.  When Thomas falls into debt due to his gambling, he not only begins selling off all their belongings, but he wants to marry Annabelle off to the highest bidder.  That bidder happens to be Mr. Bartrell, a man Annabelle cannot imagine ever marrying!  When Annabelle and her brother attend a local ball, Thomas and his friends get drunk and out of hand.  Annabelle cannot believe it when her brother actually strikes her across the face.  She knows that it is time to leave!

When Annabelle meets Owen Locke on the streets of London, she learns that he lives in the same area of Surrey as her uncle.  Annabelle realizes that she has found an easy way to get relocate herself from busy London to the quiet countryside!

As Annabelle gets reacquainted with her aunt and uncle, she also gets to know more about Owen and likes what she is learning.  Things seems quiet, until suddenly Annabelle's brother and Mr. Bartrell arrive in the neighborhood.  You know trouble is not far behind!

Hold on as this tale gets fast pasted, full of a lot of information to finally put the details of this story together!


 I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for my unbiased review.