Episode 262: Chatting about The Legacy of Longdale Manor with Carrie Turansky
Chatting with Carrie Turansky is always fun, but guys, this gal is such a trouper! But with her newest novel (Split-Time!!!), The Legacy of Longdale Manor coming out, and with it taking place in the Lake District (we were probably there at the same time!!!), I am crazy excited about this book. Listen in to see what a shepherd's crook has to do with art and two women, a century apart, who both are dealing with daddy issues that only a Heavenly Father can truly help.
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What Heart Issues Connect These Two Troubled Women Together?
Carrie Turansky and I were both in the Lake District in May (we probably overlapped a few days even! AAAK!), and I love the area she wrote about. I actually looked up Langdale Chase (the house that inspired Carrie's book) as a potential for a book I'm writing in the area. I had decided to move it closer to Ambleside. Isn't it amazing how two authors can take the same inspiration and write two totally different books? I love that.
The faith elements she's put into The Legacy of Longdale Manor just touch my heart so deeply. Any time you are dealing with a shepherd or fatherhood, I'm all in, and I can't wait to see what she's done with it.
The Legacy of Longdale Manor by Carrie Turransky
Two women--a century apart--embark on a journey to healing, faith, forgiveness, and romance.
In 2012, art historian Gwen Morris travels to England's Lake District to appraise the paintings and antiques of an old family friend, hoping to prove herself to her prestigious grandfather. While at Longdale Manor, she meets David Bradford--the owner's handsome grandson--who is desperate to save the crumbling estate by turning it into a luxury hotel. When Gwen stumbles upon a one-hundred-year-old journal and an intricately carved shepherd's staff similar to one in a photo of her parents, she's left searching for answers.
In 1912, after her father's death, Charlotte Harper uncovers a painful family secret she can only confess to her journal. She and her family travel to the Lake District to stay on a sheep farm, hoping eventually to find a home with Charlotte's grandfather at Longdale Manor, but old wounds and bitter regrets make it a difficult challenge. As Charlotte grows closer to shepherd Ian Storey and rebuilds her shattered faith, she must decide whether she will ever trust in love again.
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