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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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By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ July 11, 2016

 The newly released Where Love Restores, Where There is Love (formerly To be Worthy, the Cambridge Chronicles) has always been one of my favorites because it is the most thoroughly historical. This is a true story. I often say, “Even the animals are historical.”

The families of both the hero and the heroine were leaders socially, politically and religiously and, fortunately, both families have preserved their family records to professional standards. Indeed, the muniments of the Ryder family—the earls of Harrowby—although kept at Sandon Hall at the time of my research, are maintained under the auspices of Oxford University. Add to that the fact that the parliamentary debates— especially those dealing with the slave trade— which several of my characters enter into, are matters of public record, and it’s easy to understand why, in many instances, I was able to use my characters’ actual words.

Georgiana Somerset is intrigued by the handsome stranger who appears unexpectedly at Badminton'shunt ball—then is amazed and delighted to discover he is none other than Granville Dudley Ryder, dearest playmate of her childhood. But Granville must overcome the specter of his harsh father The Earl of Harrowby before he can find reconciliation and love.

When I first wrote this book in 1986 I had the delight of spending several weeks in England, visiting my characters’ homes, reading their papers, and visiting the scenes depicted in the book. Now, for the all-new ebook edition, I am able to find pictures of many of the people and scenes on the internet.

 

Technology has changed, but the values these families stood for have not.

Where Love Restores is available on Amazon, AmazonUK, Nook and (free) on Smashwords

Pictured below, places from Where Love Restores: Heroine’s home Badminton House with Badminton Pack home of dukes of Beaufort; hero’s home Sandon Hall, home of earls of Harrowby; Trinity College, Cambs, hero’s college; Chapel and Gibbs Building, King’s College, Cambs, (round window center of Gibbs Bldg marks Charles Simeon’s rooms)—             

                                                  

Scenes from Where Love RestoresNewmarket Races, early days; Harvest and Harvest home; Foxhunt; Regency Christmas— 

                                                                                    Characters in Where Love Restores:  Henry Somerset, 6th Duke of Beaufort; Charlotte Sophia, 6th Duchess of Somerset; Levenson-Gower Children by Romney (Duchess of Somerset as a child); Dudley Ryder, 1st EArl of Harrowby; George Agar-Ellis, Baron Dover; William Wilberforce; Charles Simeon—

 

 

 

 

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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