Ashton Park

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Harvest House Publishers, Jan 1, 2013 - Fiction - 384 pages
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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 coming in Fall 2013.

Book One in The Danforths of Lancashire series

 

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Full of Interesting and Engaging Characters

User Review  - Britt98 - Christianbook.com

Ashton Park is the first book in The Danforths of Lancashire trilogy. I enjoyed this family and reading about their lives during and directly after WWI. There are seven Danforth children to follow and ... Read full review

Great Setting!

User Review  - Irene - Christianbook.com

Looking for a book set in England? What about a family that interacts with their servants? You will find those and so much more in this book! I gave this book 5/5 stars. I loved the characters in the ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
11
Section 2
27
Section 3
39
Section 4
48
Section 5
62
Section 6
73
Section 7
83
Section 8
96
Section 18
212
Section 19
224
Section 20
239
Section 21
251
Section 22
261
Section 23
273
Section 24
283
Section 25
289

Section 9
105
Section 10
117
Section 11
131
Section 12
143
Section 13
160
Section 14
169
Section 15
181
Section 16
192
Section 17
200
Section 26
300
Section 27
316
Section 28
328
Section 29
341
Section 30
350
Section 31
358
Section 32
366
Section 33
368
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Murray Pura earned his Master of Divinity degree from Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia and his ThM degree in theology and interdisciplinary studies from Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more than twenty-five years, in addition to his writing, he has pastored churches in Nova Scotia, British Columbia and Alberta. Murray's writings have been shortlisted for the Dartmouth Book Award, the John Spencer Hill Literary Award, the Paraclete Fiction Award, and Toronto's Kobzar Literary Award. Murray pastors and writes in southern Alberta near the Rocky Mountains. He and his wife Linda have a son and a daughter.

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