Love of the Summerfields (Manor House #1) by Nancy Moser

Love of the Summerfields (Manor House #1)

1880 England: the lives and loves of manor and village intertwine. Earl and shopkeeper, countess and clerk; all will be stunned and transformed by a secret that begs to be revealed.When the Weston family returns to Summerfield Manor at the close of the London social season, both village and manor relax into their normal existence. But for four women, turmoil awaits. Each must battle the restrictions of her position as her faith and character are ...


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TitleLove of the Summerfields (Manor House #1)
Author
Release DateApr 4th, 2015
PublisherMustard Seed Press
LanguageEnglish
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Romance, Historical Romance
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Reviews Love of the Summerfields (Manor House #1)

  • Regina
    1970-01-01
    The truth will set you freeFour women. Secrets if told will change lives. Will these women and their families be ready for change? Will there be forgiveness? Will the truth set them free?Nancy Moser has written a delightful and intriguing story. I fell in love with each of the women. Through there circumstances I understood their lives. I cannot imagine being rich enough to live in a big manor house and wear fancy clothes. I would be more comfort...
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    This book was just what I needed, something light, sweet, and pretty much all happy endings. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.*Note* while Christianity is mentioned in a positive light, there aren't any real Christian messages in the story.
  • Christy
    1970-01-01
    While there were many aspects of Love of the Summerfields that I enjoyed; this read did not quite meet the mark. The writing style was quite flamboyant and shallow at times. The characters were a tad underdeveloped and I think some of their thoughts were rather "out of the blue" so to speak at times. I think the idea of this book is marvelous though. The lives of these very different women some young some seasoned interwoven was something I was v...
  • Toni Shiloh
    1970-01-01
    This was my first read by Ms. Moser and I thoroughly enjoyed it. There was romance, secrets, and it was all wrapped up with a historical setting. I encourage everyone to read it.
  • Anna
    1970-01-01
    This is my first book by Nancy Moser, and I was not disappointed. I will definitely add some more of her books to my Good Reads list. Book Series: Manor House #1Setting: 1880s, EnglandIn this book we follow the lives of 4 women who are all unique but share one quality: love. We first meet Lila Hayward, the shopkeeper's daughter, then Ruth Weston, the countess of Summerfield, Molly, a lady's maid to Ruth, and Addie the dowager countess of Sunmerfi...
  • Joleen
    1970-01-01
    Set in 1880 this is a story about a lot of people in 2 families, and a few more. The synopsis mentions 4 ladies in particular, but there are other characters that truly are of equal importance, in my opinion:Ruth Weston, the manor's reclusive, guilt-ridden countess, whose secret has changed her whole life...and it's not one of those child-out-of-wedlock stereotypical stories. No, it's way better!Adelaide Weston, Ruth's domineering mother-in-law (...
  • Becky
    1970-01-01
    I would rate this book 3.5 stars. There were portions that seemed to me a bit far-fetched and overly dramatic. The story did, however, hold my interest, and I liked it overall.
  • Tara
    1970-01-01
    Can't wait for book 2
  • Gayle
    1970-01-01
    A nice regency romance. Follows the feel of Downton Abbey.
  • Debbie Epperson
    1970-01-01
    Description of StoryIf you like Downton Abbey, you’ll enjoy “Love of the Summerfields”1880 England: the lives and loves of manor and village intertwine. Earl and shopkeeper, countess and clerk—all will be stunned and transformed by a secret that begs to be revealed.When the Weston family returns to Summerfield Manor at the close of the London social season, both village and manor relax into their normal existence. But for four women, turm...
  • Barbara
    1970-01-01
    Love of the Summerfields by Nancy Moser takes place in England in the 1880s and touches on lives in the manor house, both family and servants, and in the village as well. Some of the characters and their situations are:Adelaide Weston, the dowager countess of the manor. A strong-willed, take-charge woman, her life turns upside down when an old love comes back into her life.Frederick and Ruth Weston are the current earl and countess. Frederick is ...
  • Cassandra
    1970-01-01
    I enjoyed Love of the Summerfields but I didn't love it. There were too many characters for my personal preference. I wish that the author had focused on fewer characters and worked more on character development. That's something I often feel is lacking in Christian Historical Fiction - character development. The plots are interesting. The characters are fairly likable. Historical detail is usually fantastic. But the character development is seri...
  • Carol Greenwood
    1970-01-01
    Family SecretsEvery family has them, but do all secrets willed such havoc?Will the secrets come to light or will they continue to be hidden? Whose dreams will be realized and whose will be crushed? This is a page turner with nothing to make you blush.
  • Barbara
    1970-01-01
    So many plot twistsThis has a bit of an Upstairs Downstairs feel to it, but with more depth and breadth. The addition of a mercantile family, and so many plot twists definitely held my interest.
  • MaryAnn
    1970-01-01
    Since I'm not familiar with Downton Abbey (gasp), maybe some of that was lost on me, but in spite of the numerous characters to keep track of, along with the twists and turns of the plot, this book kept me engaged and ready to start the next in the series.
  • chad eicher
    1970-01-01
    Great readThis was a great read. It kept me interested from the first to last page. It was also an easy read. Can’t wait to read the next in the series.
  • Granne52
    1970-01-01
    This was an entertaining read, some aspects of which I enjoyed, but overall it was not my cup of tea.
  • Stephanie Mullins
    1970-01-01
    Sweet romance This romance follows two families and the servants. Lots of twists. The story flows and is an easy read. I enjoyed it.
  • Michelle Walker
    1970-01-01
    One day readRecommend to all Downton Abbey lovers. Interesting story of a village and love. Thank goodness for snow day so I could spend the day reading.
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    Nice light summer read. Reminiscent of Downton Abbey.
  • Linda Williams Brown
    1970-01-01
    Had a difficult time remembering all the characters, but it was interesting.
  • Carolyn Tye
    1970-01-01
    This book reminded me of Elizabeth Gaskell, in a good way.