Lily of the Manor by Anita Stansfield Blog Tour + Giveaway

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Broadbent Manor is a home brimming with life and love. With eleven adopted children in her care, young widow Lily Broadbent is in search of the right tutor to instruct and nurture her young charges. So when Frederick Woodstone arrives on the doorstep seeking the position, Lily is quickly impressed by his qualifications—but even more pleased with his gentle manner and immediate rapport with the children that society cast aside. It is clear: Mr. Woodstone is a perfect fit for the family.

From the moment he arrives at the manor, Frederick is enchanted by the lady of the house. Lily is a pillar of strength and compassion, and her striking beauty is undeniable. As the pair works side by side to teach the children, their professional association evolves into something far deeper. But when they stumble upon a young boy in dire circumstances, their relationship is put to the test as Lily makes the impetuous decision to rescue the child—no matter the consequences. What follows is a chain of events that will threaten all that Lily has built for her young family, as the fight for the safety of one small boy becomes a battle between life and death.

In the author’s opinion:

Anita Stansfield began writing at the age of sixteen, and her first novel was published sixteen years later. Her novels range from historical to contemporary and cover a wide gamut of social and emotional issues that explore the human experience through memorable characters and unpredictable plots. She has received many awards, including a special award for pioneering new ground in LDS fiction, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Whitney Academy for LDS Literature. Anita is the mother of five, and has two adorable grandsons. Her husband, Vince, is her greatest hero.

In Tiffany’s opinion:

I enjoyed the plot and storyline of “Lily of the Manor.” The characters were easy to connect with and I liked how there is a lot of underlying teaching, such as forgiveness and charity. It’s also nice to read clean Regency Romance novels, like this one. I became intrigued right from the start when Frederick came looking for a job, and the book captured my interest through out with Lily and Frederick’s relationship growing, as well as when Mr. Sawyer enters the picture. Although some of the storyline seems familiar with Stanfield’s other books, I was enthralled and it kept me entertained on a two-day road trip! All in all, this is a sweet book with a beautiful love story and some surprising twists and intrigues. I definitely recommend!

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