Sprinkled with fascinating details about the lives of women in Regency England, Lady of Milkweed Manor is a moving romantic drama about. The Lady of Milkweed Manor was Julie Klassen’s first novel and, in my opinion, it is her best. The Lady of Milkweed Manor tells the story of four. Prologue. When first I knew her, I thought her an amusing scrap of girl, silly and a bit grubby from her mornings spent in the gardens. When not pottering about.

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The bedchamber held only one narrow bed, the width less than Charlotte’s height. Christy Award Nominee for Historical The whole of his concern revolved around two points: Well, it was fairly good The light moves toward me and I am stilled, speechless.

Never knew the better. There are lots of fascinating details about what it was like giving birth in this era. Jun 05, Breeana rated it milkweee was ok. I love this author and the two books I have read by her have been clean, full of history that is well researched, mysterious storylines.

The main character is Charlotte, who is the daughter janor a man who never wanted her. Klassen effectively shows how Charlotte learns from her mistake and matures enough to recognize the fatal flaw in Charles Harris. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. It makes these characters a lot more human and relatable.

Yes, it was a moving story about sin, trial, forgiveness, redemption, love, loss, duty, motherhood, etc, but the majority of the first half of the book I was embarrassed to read, even alone to myself! To ask other readers questions about Lady of Milkweed Manorplease sign up. But her mother was dead. Vulnerable and unprotected, she is forced to a lodging place for unwed mothers. But neither can imagine the depth of sacrifice that will be required.


I wouldn’t read anything else by this author. Its pretty pods are familiar to every child, who treasures them until the time comes when the place in which they are stowed away is one mass of bewildering, unmanageable fluff. Prayer, daily time spent in the Bible, a relationship with God, these were all absent.

Lady of Milkweed Manor

Julie Klassen is an amazing, passionate author, and everything she writes is worth reading, as she creates deep, layered characters and stories that will keep you at the edge of your sit. Dec 04, Kalena rated it it was amazing Shelves: The book had a chance to be a beautiful example of God’s love and forgiveness, but it wasn’t, which was too bad.

I am so impressed with this author’s “voice” and her ability to draw my heart into a story that I plan to read every books she pens from this day forward.

manot Mar 06, Victoria rated it liked it Shelves: This book is about a girl who gets pregnant out of wedlock and has to go to a home for unwed mothers. By the end, I didn’t hate this book as much as I thought I would. Girl gets pregnant, refuses to name the father of her child. You just might find something inside you changed for having embarked on the trip, and that places this book in a whole new field of excellent.

I suppose Father’s anger is right and just.

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A keener mood to Wuthering Heights I have not found. So Charlotte is sent to Manor Home, also known as Milkweed Manor, which aims to reform women of poor character. As someone who reads dozens of regency-era books, I can say this book stands alone as completely different. All of the characters are very well drawn, each showing different facets. A very nice tale by Ms. Although Klassen occasionally lapses into back-to-back dialogue, her prose is generally smooth, and Charlotte has the reader’s sympathy from the earliest pages.

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Her father sends her to a manor in London for unwed mothers, many of whose lives are a far cry from her privileged, if not aristocratic, upbringing.

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She forced herself to meet the older woman’s eyes. It’s true that the theme of forgiveness oof handled beautifully and Charlotte goes on to make great choices and live a life rich in strength of character and wisdom, yet her understanding of what happened before never goes beyond sentimental and shallow.

Not abstractly beautiful, but perfectly fitted to the landscape, etched into a painting of purest golden glow above, and mad, overgrown garden below—gold, green, purple—heaven and earth. I give the novel and audio version 5 stars. Lots of sacrificing throughout. Schuyler Mathews Twenty-year-old Charlotte Lamb laid her finest gowns into the trunk, pausing to feel the silken weight of the sky blue ball gown, her favorite—a gift from dear Aunt Tilney.

It was also a very bittersweet story, manr with twists and turns, happiness and agony, mistakes and good deeds.

There was one scene about nursing a baby that was a bit graphic for my tastes, but all else was mznor nicely.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Charlotte looked down, feeling the heat of embarrassment snake up mahor neck and pulse in her ears.

This story is filled with historically accurate details that make it even more of a gem. Coming upon a sign bearing the name Store Street, Charlotte checked the directions her aunt had written down for her.

Charlotte, on the other hand, was only interested in Lzdy Harris, an older uncle who was always affectionate towards her.