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Bethany House Courtship of the Vicar's Daughter, The - eBook

Love is in the air. You will sense it as soon as you arrive in Gresham. As the wedding of Julia Hollis and Vicar Andrew Phelps approaches, the quaint English village is caught up in a stir of excitement and the promise of an event to remember.Andrew's daughter Elizabeth is being courted by a handsome young curate. But while she is considering his offer of marriage, the man she once loved suddenly appears at her door, wanting to prove he has changed and is now worthy of her affection. A cloud of uncertainty surrounds her as she seeks to know her own heart.Lovely, kindhearted Mercy Sanders isn't allowed to be courted in a normal fashion. You will be as stunned as she at the advice she is given on how to win the heart of Gresham's newest resident. Even the eccentric bachelor Squire Bartley is smitten by love, and his bumbling attempts at courting will bring a smile.
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Customer Reviews for Courtship of the Vicar's Daughter, The - eBook
Review 1 for Courtship of the Vicar's Daughter, The - eBook
Overall Rating: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

A bit confusing, too many characters

Date:October 13, 2012
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Happy Mom of 4
Location:Quebec Provence
Age:35-44
Gender:female
Quality: 
3 out of 5
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3 out of 5
3 out of 5
After reading the other reviews for this book, I expected more than what I'm getting. There are way too many new characters introduced throughout the book, that it gets confusing to keep track of who's who and what they're supposed to be doing. It jumps around too much, I'm just having a hard time finishing the book.
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Review 2 for Courtship of the Vicar's Daughter, The - eBook
This review is fromThe Courtship of the Vicar's Daughter, Gresham Chronicles Series #2.
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

•°o•:*¨¨*:•. LAUGH OUT LOUD, CRY, GENUINELY ENJOY

Date:June 25, 2012
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Heather Guerrero, Homeschool Mom to 2Blessings
Location:CORONA, CA
Age:35-44
Gender:female
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ALL FOUR BOOKS IN THIS SERIES ARE REVIEWED HERE FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE
THE WIDOW OF LARKSPUR INN, The Gresham Chronicles Book #1
Lawana Blackwell
•°o•:*¨¨*:•. THESE PEOPLE BECAME FAMILY .•:*¨¨*:• o°•
Book one of The Gresham Chronicles is set in England/1860s. Julia Hollis has 3 children, servants and a grand home, and everything she needs until her husband suddenly passes away. She finds herself very suddenly deep in debt. She has days before the bank will throw her out and take everything. The only thing they allow her to keep is an old coaching inn in a village she has never heard of.
Initially, this book was hard for me because it focused on Julia’s husband having a secret life of gambling. A life of sin he chose over his family. However, as the story progressed, I was able to relate to so much of what Julia was going through and the growth in Christ that she experienced. God used this book to grow me as well, and minister to my heart to continue to trust Him to see me and my kids through.
There are SO MANY WONDERFUL characters. You get to meet them and become a part of this village life and wish you were there. I am now about to start my 4th book in the series. I know I will be sad when it ends.
I so appreciate how this book is written with faith and God well-written throughout. It is very much the way I live life everyday. God is a part of my everyday life and a natural subject of conversation. But this book doesn’t feel preachy, above-your-head. Just simple and flowing like a gentle river of God’s love. One thing I love, is how the books switch back and forth from different characters perspective. You really get inside each one’s head. It feels like you are watching a miniseries! Each time I read from the books, I feel better and uplifted like I have been around good friends at church. I highly recommend these books.
Book1 - 432 pages
Also, please view her website. It is under her full name and very sweet. www.LawanaBlackwell.com
The Courtship of the Vicar's Daughter, Gresham Chronicles Series #2
•°o•:*¨¨*:•. LAUGH OUT LOUD, CRY, GENUINELY ENJOY .•:*¨¨*:• o°•
Book TWO of The Gresham Chronicles continues in the lovely and now cherished village of Gresham. The details of these books are so rich. The fact that The Larkspur Inn is a boarding house allows for characters to move in and out and change so we can easily expect new ones to grace us with their presence. I love that there are several elderly characters, not just one or two and the author does not shy away from giving detailed descriptions of their emotions and lives. In this second book, you also get to know some of the children better, such as when young Philip goes off to boarding school. I absolutely love Mrs. Kingston. She is so cheeky. I laugh at her antics and enjoyed her thoroughly. Seth and Mercy are my favorite in this book. The way the Lord worked in their lives was amazing, and I found myself really rooting for them. However, the writer takes her time and does not rush the situation so you really get to go on a nice ride as their characters develop in an unexpected way.
The author also makes reference to books or authors that her characters are reading, such as Little Women, An Old Fashioned Girl, Jane Austen, etc. It is fun to see books/authors listed that I recognize.
I highly recommend these books.
Book2 - 416 pages
The Dowry of Miss Lydia Clark, Gresham Chronicles Series #3
•°o•:*¨¨*:•. I WANT TO MOVE HERE! .•:*¨¨*:• o°•
Book THREE of The Gresham Chronicles delivers you right back where you want to be. My only regret is that where Mercy and Seth had such a major role in book two, but they have only minor parts in this book. However, there are plenty of new relationships to follow. Mercy’s brother Harold, actually grows into a very pleasant character in this book. Ooooh, those Sanders men were hard to like in Book two! There is love, faith, jealousy, introspection, the growing pains of youth and more in all of these books. There is also a great deal of humor that is injected at the most unusual moments so that you are caught of guard laughing out loud (and wondering if anyone else heard you!). In fact, Lydia’s dad really reminds me of my own dad who has dry humor that is all to happy to share with strangers and causes Lydia to role her eyes, and sarcastically commented that she’s adopted. Ha ha! Once again, I felt warm and happy and wanting to live in Gresham, surrounded by the love of good friends, and God’s love and simple times. I generally finish these books in a few days to week, allowing one full day off just to devote to reading. I did not plan it that way, but each one was so good, that’s just what happened. I could not put them down!!!
I am so looking forward to reading book #4
Book3 - 398 pages
The Jewel of Gresham Green, Gresham Chronicles Series #4
•°o•:*¨¨*:•.NOT AS GOOD AS THE FIRST THREE .•:*¨¨*:• o°•
Book FOUR of The Gresham Chronicles picks up in April 1884, 15 years after book three ends. It is very sad and depressing in many instances. Several of the old characters are gone, but some are still around. The sad times seem to outweigh the good times so I just did not enjoy this book as much. When it ended, I was finally ok with that, which is really a bummer after love, love, loving the first three.
Book4 - 415 pages
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Review 3 for Courtship of the Vicar's Daughter, The - eBook
This review is fromThe Courtship of the Vicar's Daughter, Gresham Chronicles Series #2.
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Great story.

Date:March 9, 2011
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Aunt Nanna
Location:Atlanta, GA
Age:Over 65
Gender:female
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Just finished reading and waiting to start the next in the series
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Review 4 for Courtship of the Vicar's Daughter, The - eBook
This review is fromThe Courtship of the Vicar's Daughter, Gresham Chronicles Series #2.
Overall Rating: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5

Date:March 8, 2009
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Barbara Casparian
I liked this book. I had read book 1 in the series and am now reading book 3.The books are well written and the scripture is always a blessing.
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Review 5 for Courtship of the Vicar's Daughter, The - eBook
This review is fromThe Courtship of the Vicar's Daughter, Gresham Chronicles Series #2.
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:February 20, 2009
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Barbara Cohea
I like this book so far. I havent finished it yet. It is very interesting. Thank you.
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Review 6 for Courtship of the Vicar's Daughter, The - eBook
This review is fromThe Courtship of the Vicar's Daughter, Gresham Chronicles Series #2.
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:January 8, 2009
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Marilyn Strother
Very good book and would recommend anyone reading.
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Review 7 for Courtship of the Vicar's Daughter, The - eBook
This review is fromThe Courtship of the Vicar's Daughter, Gresham Chronicles Series #2.
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Date:October 25, 2008
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Stephanie
What do you get when you mix a vicar's daughter with dreams of her own family, the reformed rake who broke her heart, an innocent ex-con, an orphan, a Victorian Cinderella, and a foxy matchmaker? You get "Courtship," and it's quite an interesting ride! I sympathized with and rooted for both Elizabeth and Jonathan, and got a kick out of seeing Jonathan's exploits as a schoolmaster, especially with the archery team--what an original idea! But I'm not sure whose courtship I enjoyed more--Elizabeth's or Mercy Sanders'. She so deserved happiness, and my heart broke for her when I saw how much others erroneously identified her with her family, thinking she was unworthy of kindness because of that family. That's why I was so thrilled to see Mrs. Kingston lend a hand with the unruly Sanders men--twice--and set out on an unconventional matchmaking scheme. I must admit, I was as skeptical as Seth at first, but was thrilled when the plan worked. Philip's time in boarding school, his friendship with Gabriel, and his rescue via Andrew was also a strong, if somewhat wrenching, plot point for me (I'm soon to be a teacher, and it breaks my heart to think of anyone treating students that way). I also loved Philip's relationship with Andrew, and was gratified to see that for the first time, that little man-boy felt like somebody's son. Good job, Andrew! :) The plot point of Seth's past, as well as his adoption of Thomas and their relationship, seemed weak in spots and didn't work as well for me, but otherwise, this installment was terrific.
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Review 8 for Courtship of the Vicar's Daughter, The - eBook
This review is fromThe Courtship of the Vicar's Daughter, Gresham Chronicles Series #2.
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:June 13, 2008
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Niki
Blackwell's Gresham Chronicles are my favorite series! This is the perfect continuation of Book #1. Blackwell brings back all of my favorite characters and continues to tell their stories.
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