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On Sparrow Hill

On Sparrow Hill [Kindle Edition]

Maureen Lang

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Two time periods—Victorian Ireland and contemporary England—are again woven together in this sequel to The Oak Leaves. Rebecca Seabrooke is a commercial manager for Quentin Hollinworth's family manor and is focused on two things: running the best historical home in the country and forgetting about the childhood crush she's had on Quentin ever since her father worked as the valet for his family. They don't, after all, run in the same social circles. When Quentin's distant cousin Dana Martin Walker comes to visit the Hollinworth estate, Rebecca realizes she must confront some of her preconceived ideas about herself . . . and about Quentin. Dana wants to learn more about her ancestors—especially about Berrie Hamilton, who in 1852 decided to fulfill her sister-in-law's dream of opening a school for the mentally challenged. Dana also discovers that, despite their precautions, she and her husband are expecting, and their unborn child may turn out to be like many of Berrie's students. It will take reading Berrie's letters—written a century ago—for Dana and Rebecca to learn the importance of serving others and to realize that ultimately, even our best-laid plans are not always God's plans.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 533 KB
  • Print Length: 390 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1414313462
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (19 July 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005DIAW8O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #497,610 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Moving Story that I Could Read Again! 3 Dec 2008
By Jennifer Hudson Taylor - Published on
I love the unique and complex subject matter that Mareen Lang has chosen to write about in her book On Sparrow Hill. She and I have something in common--a special needs child. While my daughter's issues are different, I understand the challenges her characters face, as well as their loved ones.

Lang has combined a contemporary story with the discovery of a beautiful historical woven into one book. As a reader who loves to read and write historicals and does genealogy research, I thought this book was wonderful.

Rebecca Seabrooke and Quentin Hollinworth research his family history on his English estate and discover a historical school that his ancestor Berrie Hamilton started in the mid-1800's. This isn't just any school. It's a school for children that has special needs and certain disabilities. This shows a wonderful contrast between how people viewed these issues back then and how they view them today. Lang managed to layer in a realistic romance between Rebecca Quentin in the present day, and a historical romance between Berrie and the overprotective brother of one of her students.

On Sparrow Hill portrays a 3-dimensional plotline that interweaves two different centuries with human issues that cross all time barriers and show a growing faith and love that conquers all things.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Story with take away valu 5 July 2008
By Sharon A. Lavy - Published on
After reading The Oak Leaves by Maureen Lang, I was delighted to find the sequel, On Sparrow Hill.

In another parallel story, Maureen Lang uses Cosima's letters from 1849 to bring the news of the family affliction to more of her current day ancestors in contemporary England. Can they rise above the family curse to find lasting happiness that only faith in God can bring?

I personally recommend this book. It is more than a love story with a lesson on leaning on God.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gentle and sweet inspiriation 7 Oct 2008
By Paulette L. Harris - Published on
I loved reading this gentle book of romance with sweet undertones.
Maureen did an awesome job of involving her reader as an observer wanting to hop in and help the two people who kept missing one another throughout their lives. Weaving interference with subtle mystery, she entertained me thoroughly as I rooted for her characters.

I would recommend this to any one who loves to get lost in a good story.

Paulette Harris
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A very good book, but should be labelled as Christian reading. 17 Nov 2011
By Dromomaniac - Published on
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I really enjoyed the book, but I really feel that it should be under the banner of Christian literature as it has a very strong religious theme throughout. For me it deterred from the characters as I found I couldn't relate to their fervor, but it didn't detract from the story. It would, however, probably prevent me from buying any more of her books as it is distracting, and repetitive. But it was the only characteristic of the author's writing that I found overdone, so if that wouldn't bother you and you like historical romances, I think you will enjoy is book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars On Sparrow Hill 29 April 2008
By Kym McNabney - Published on
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This book is a must read...a great story that is wonderfully written. Anyone who loves a good love story, whether you like historical romances or not, will be quickly captivated. The way the author moves quickly from the past to the present, keeps you turning the pages. Rarely do I find a book, as this one, so well written that I wouldn't change a thing. You will fall in love with the characters; I'm sure, as I did. I couldn't wait to start this book, after reading the first, "The Oak Leaves".

This story also has wonderful teaching lessons for living a God, honoring life. Lessons we could all learn from. After reading this book, how could one not view others with disabilities and their families, differently? This book will make you cry and laugh.

It was fun to hear of what became of the main characters from the first book and to meet the new ones in this book. The characters from these books will be with me for a long time.

I'll be looking forward to reading more of Maureen's books in the future.

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If you’re lonely during the holidays, serve someone else. If you’re brokenhearted, ease somebody else’s pain. If you’re grieving a lost loved one, help someone who faces the same thing. It’s the way God designed us to be, the way Jesus was. Be comforted through comforting others.” &quote;
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