There is a reason that Jane Austen and the Bronte Sisters are authors whose works are read, re-read, and turned into movies: they create vivid worlds where likeable, headstrong characters live.
Then there is this book, by Christian author Lori Wick. It will probably not be read beyond her faithful readership, nor will it ever be optioned for a film starring Kate Winslet.
The setup is rather trite: redhead Cassandra reads books (often in foreign languages) to temporarily blind Alexander Tate, and the two eventually fall in love. The biggest problem I have with Wick's books is that while she has two main protagonists, she always writes entire scenes and often chapters with secondary and tertiary characters from other books in the series. This is distracting, and it prevents the reader from getting fully into the story. Her research on life in Victorian England is seriously wanting and, while I've enjoyed a few of her other works, this series is best left on the shelf.
Book 3 of the English Garden series. Very good series, though Wick always makes sure each of the books can stand alone.
When Londoner Alexander Tate is thrown from his horse, his vision that suffers most. After placing patches over his eyes in hopes that rest will restore his sight, the doctor recommends that Tate leave the city to convalesce in the fresh air of the country.
Tates aunt Harriet offers to go with him to Collingbourne, where she meets the Steele family. Warm and caring, the Steele siblings are surprisingly generous to the newcomers. Tate doesnt need his vision to know that when this family reaches out, the unexpected is bound to happen. And happen it does when Tate finds himself falling in love. Just one question remains. Will one of the beautiful Steele sisters love him in return?
after a throw from his horse, alexander tate is laeft w/ a banged eyes and prayeers for healing. not until the dr orders rest does he leaves london. when his aunt harriet ask one of the steele sisters to read to tate dialy, the intriguing voice of this vistor speaks new light inthe heart of the young man.
Set in Victorian England, this is a Christian alternative to the secular historical romances.
After Mr. Tate is thrown from his horse he is struck with temporary blindness. To get away from the busyness of London he retires to the country. There he meets characters from the first 2 English Garden books, including the Steele sisters.
This is another Lori Wick classic you will enjoy. Ask for it today.
The Visitor is a Love inspired book that i would and have recommend to friends and family.
Alexander thrown from his horse almost loosing his sight, and was order by his doctor to rest. So Alexander take a leave of absence from Landon to visit his aunt, where she tries to match make and succeed. Alexander grew fond of one of the Steele sisters while she read to him each day....