Ashton Park (#01 in The Danforths Of Lancashire Series)
For fans of the hugely popular Downton Abbey series, comes this equally enthralling story of the Danforth family of Ashton Park. Among the green hills and trees of Lancashire, only a few miles from the sea, lies the...
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For fans of the hugely popular Downton Abbey series, comes this equally enthralling story of the Danforth family of Ashton Park.
Among the green hills and trees of Lancashire, only a few miles from the sea, lies the beautiful and ancient estate of Ashton Park.
The year is 1916. The First World War has engulfed Europe and Sir William's and Lady Elizabeth's three sons are all in uniform-and their four daughters are involved in various pursuits of the heart and soul.
As the head of a strong Church of England family for generations, Sir William insists the Danforth estate hold morning devotions that include both family and staff. However, he is also an MP and away at Westminster in London whenever Parliament is sitting. During his long absences, Lady Elizabeth discreetly spends time in the company of the head cook of the manor, Mrs. Longstaff, who is her best friend and confidante. This friendship includes visits to a small Baptist church in Liverpool that exposes Lady Elizabeth to a less formal approach to Christian worship and preaching than she is used to and which she comes to enjoy.
Readers will follow Ashton Park's charming upstairs/downstairs characters through the perils of war and the affairs of the heart with relish-and with an eye to the sequel.
Book One in The Danforths of Lancashire series
Murray Pura lives by the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park in the Canadian Rockies and is a pastor, who received degrees from Acadia University and Regent College, and whose published works include Mizzly Fitch, Mister Good Morning; The Poets off Windhover Marsh; Vital Christianity: The Life and Spirituality of William Wilberforce and most recently Rooted: Reflections on the Gardens in Scripture; Streams: Reflections on the Waters in Scripture and Zo
Murray's writings have been shortlisted for the Dartmouth Book Award, the John Spencer Hill Literary Award, and the Paraclete Fiction Award.
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