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Donna Fletcher Crow, Novelist of British History, has written more than 50 books specializing in British Christianity. These books include: The Monastery Murders, clerical mysteries; Lord Danvers Investigates, Victorian true-crime; The Elizabeth and Richard series, literary suspense; and Glastonbury, The Novel of Christian England. She loves research and sharing you-are-there experiences with her readers.

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Where Love Illumines, Book 2 Where There is Love Series, Launched

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ May 13, 2016

                                                                                                                       

 Where There is Love continues with another enduring true story of faith and struggle in eighteenth century England: Mary Tudway is forced to choose between two worlds: the pleasurable life of her high society friends Sarah Child, heiress of Osterley Park, and the Bishop of Raphoe and his dashing Nephew, Roger; or the life of faith and service represented by the Countess of Huntingdon, her lovely daughter Selina and the witty but devout Rowland Hill.

The story moves through the fashionable worlds of London and Bath as the death of one friend, the elopement of another and the startling unveiling of the Highwayman of Hampstead Heath play their parts in Mary’s finally making a choice of lasting value.

This book, first published as Something of Value in 1988 and as Treasures of the Heart in 1994 is now available for the first time in ebook format. 

It is a great delight to me to bring this wonderful story to life again so I can share the life and work of Rowland Hill, whose faith and determination changed his generation with a new generation of readers in our own day. 

 And what fun it was to find the pictures of so many of my characters and the places they lived:

First, Rowland Hill himself and their family home, Hawkstone with his sister Elizabeth, painted by Gainsborough—

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although I found no portrait of Mary herself, her family, especially her brother Clement, who was a Member of Parliament, and their home the Cedars are well documented:

  

As well as Mary’s friend Sarah Child who became the Duchess of Marlborough and her family home Osterley Park:

 

And the churches Rowland Hill founded in London and filled with thousands hungry to hear him preach the Word of God, Moorfields and Surrey Chapel:

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Countess of Huntingdon and her Chapel in Bath played a formative part in Rowland’s early training as well:                                                                          

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   To visit these places and meet these people in person, read the story:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Amazon.com

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Donna Fletcher Crow, Novelist of British History, has written more than 50 books specializing in British Christianity. These books include: The Monastery Murders, clerical mysteries; Lord Danvers Investigates, Victorian true-crime; The Elizabeth and Richard series, literary suspense; and Glastonbury, The Novel of Christian England. She loves research and sharing you-are-there experiences with her readers.

www.donnafletchercrow.com

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