Rutherford family--Devonshire, England set in a "young Winston Churchill" times. Husband is rising in the political Parliment ranks helping England move into the 20th century. Wife raises children as old family secrets begin to surface that could disrupt their priviliged life.
This was a new author for me. I was very delighted with it. I was amazed at how this family talked together, came to decisions together with God. This is a book about a family in time of the Darwin ideas on creation. The father found his way to God. The whole family was affected and how each one handled it is brought out. It hits on some very serious questions that come up when someone comes face to face with God.
godsprincess - reviewed Wild Grows the Heather in Devon (Secrets of Heatherleigh Hall, 1) on
This is one of my fav. books! the story line,characters,the way it is writen....all of it combined(and more!) makes it a fantastic book. or rather books for if you read one you will want to read all of them!
Among the gently rolling DEvonshire downs of southwest England, the Rutherford family led a peaceful and privileged life in Heathersleigh Hall --- Their elegant country estate outside the picturesque villiage of Milverscombe, Charles and Jocelyn Rutherford consider themselves a thoroughly modern couple, teaching their children to throw off the restrictions of a society long steeped in tradition.
A rising political star in Parliament, Charles spent his weekdays in London, engaged in moving England forward into the twentieth century, while Jocelyn remained at Heathersleigh with her children, secluded from the prying eyes of London society. But there are secrets beneath this prosperous and contented life.
Unbeknown to them, the One who knows all secrets looked upon Charles and Jocelyn with a love that penetrated all their careful constructed layers of protection. He was about to set them on a journey of truth that would change the Rutherfords in ways they never could have imagined.
Wild Grows the Heather in Devon
by Phillips, Michael
Best-selling novelist Michael Phillips crafts a new historical fiction series, "The Secrets of Heathersleigh Hall", set in 20th-century England. With the coming of World War I, Amanda Rutherford returns from London to Devon to become Lady Heathersleigh. But her cousin Geoffrey comes forward claiming to be the true heir. Will he foil her legacy in the old family estate?