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Hello Friends, My name is Carrie Turansky and I’m the author of more than 20 inspirational novels and novellas. For the last few years I’ve set my stories in England in the early 1900s – The Edwardian Era. I loved traveling to England to research my novels and bringing lovely settings and interesting characters to life for you to enjoy. You can learn more about me and my books here on my website and on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. I’m a romantic at heart, and I love to weave faith and love into all my novels. My next release is a dual-time story set in England’s beautiful Lake District —THE LEGACY OF LONGDALE MANOR. Here’s what it’s about:
In 2012, art historian Gwen Monroe travels to England’s Lake District to appraise the paintings and antiques of an old family friend. While at Longdale Manor, she becomes acquainted with David Bradley—the owner’s handsome grandson—who is desperate to save the crumbling estate by selling Longdale’s art and antiques. When Gwen stumbles upon an intricately carved shepherd’s staff similar to one in a photo of her parents and a one-hundred-year-old journal, she uncovers a connection to the father she never knew.
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 hoping to find a home with Charlotte’s grandfather at Longdale Manor, but old wounds and heartrending secrets 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 in . . . The Legacy of Longdale Manor.
On my last research trip to England, I fell in love with The Lake District, and knew I wanted to set a story there. Let me tell you a little more about this beautiful area . . .
Exploring England’s Enchanting Lake District
England’s Lake District is a region known for its breathtaking natural beauty with shimmering lakes, quaint villages, and rugged mountain, or fells as they’re called by the locals. It has become a haven for nature lovers, adventure seekers, and those looking for peaceful getaway.
A Nature Lover’s Paradise
The Lake District has several beautiful lakes, including Windermere, Derwentwater, and Ullswater. I chose to set The Legacy of Longdale Manor at a beautiful old estate on the shore of Derwentwater near Keswick. Surrounded by lush forests and rolling hills, these tranquil lakes provide the perfect backdrop for scenic walks, boat rides, or relaxing by the shore. The serenity of the landscapes, dotted with lakeside villages, thriving farms, and historic country houses, offers visitors a sense of peace and is the perfect place to rest and be renewed.
I’m not the only author who has felt a special sense of inspiration from spending time in the Lake District. Many famous literary figures from the past found their inspiration there, including the poet William Wordsworth and Children’s author, Beatrix Potter. We visited Dove Cottage, Wordsworth’s former residence and also his schoolhouse. One of my favorite places to tour was Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Farm, where we saw several views that inspired illustrations for her most famous story, Peter Rabbit.
Visiting England’s Lake District was an amazing experience. I hope you’ll put it on your bucket list! Whether you’re seeking adventure, inspiration, or simply a place to unwind, this lovely region has something for everyone. And while you wait for that trip, I hope you enjoy reading THE LEGACY OF LONGDALE MANOR!
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But wait! Before you go, I’m giving away your choice of one of my novels: No Ocean Too Wide, No Journey Too Far, or The Legacy of Longdale Manor, to one winner. All you have to do is sign up for my e-newsletter (the signup form is on the right sidebar on this page.) If you’re already subscribe, you’re welcome to enter by listing your email on Rafflecopter form below. Additional points for those who follow me as an author on Goodreads or on Instagram! This giveaway is for USA residents only. Thank you!
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