Author: Lizzie Page
Series: Shilling Grange Children's Home #4
Genre: Historical Fiction
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 410
Date of Publication: March 3, 2023
My Rating: 5 Stars
In this touching fourth book in the Schilling Grange Children’s Home series, Clara Newton’s orphanage currently has three children in residence. Clara loves the children very much, and this includes the children who have moved onto better circumstances. One child, young Gladys, is really missing her two older brothers. While Clara looks for information about the boys, her romantic life with neighbor Ivor is giving her pause.
While on the one hand, she loves how close she and Ivor have gotten, but her priority has always been the children, even at the cost of her own happiness. While navigating her relationship with Ivor, Clara is also sorting her feelings about her father. Then there is confusion about difficulties at the orphanage. There is sabotage going on and this really makes Clara nervous and increases her concern for the children.
I have really been enjoying this series by Lizzie Page as Clara has grown when it comes to how far she will go for the children in her care. I love how this latest book has Clara looking at herself, her life and her needs, all while everyday things were going on. However, additional stresses had her contemplating her life choices. I so much loved how this book came to a close, and I can’t wait to see where Clara and this series goes in the next book.
Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Lizzie lives with her family by the sea in South East England. And with her dog. How did she forget her dog? She enjoys traveling and lived in Japan for several years. Lizzie has had lots of different jobs from waitressing and teaching to admin and bingo-calling - but being a writer is her absolute favourite.