In A Gift for Lara, the latest Victorian romance novelette by author S. G. Rogers, Lara is excited, and a little worried, to find her family is to open their home, Blythe Manor to guests this Christmas, one of which is a young gentleman named Miles Greystoke. The problem with this is that Lara’s had a crush on Miles for a very long time. Yet he never did answer the letter she wrote, confessing her love, nor given any indication that he returns those feelings. To stave off her worry, Lara busies herself with the usual pursuits of a young Victorian lady, knitting a muffler for Miles that she hopes he’ll appreciate it. She also tends to a local, poor family, relatives of her handmaiden. An endeavor that drives Lara’s sister crazy.
Miles is looking forward to Christmas with the Robinsons, and intrigued when he spies a young beauty ducking out of a somewhat rundown house. Imagine his surprise when he arrives at Blythe Manor to find the beauty was none other than the beautiful Lara, for whom he’s been pining for years.
While he tries to find the perfect gift for her, he’s inexplicably drawn to help this family. Will hope and love, spring in the wake of Lara and Miles’ shared generosity? You’ll have to read to find out!
Ms. Rogers weaves a sweet story of hope and love, a perfect story for warming your heart this Christmas. (and I must say I loved the name of the Robinson family's manor. :))
Can the spirit of Christmas mend two broken hearts?
Lara Robinson wrote a love letter four years ago, but received no reply. Now the man to whom she gave her heart will visit Blythe Manor for Christmas. How can she enjoy the holidays knowing Miles Greystoke must despise her for revealing her feelings in such an unguarded fashion?
As an awkward youth, Miles fell in love with a kindred spirit...but his love was unrequited. Against his wishes, he's now obliged to spend the holidays at Blythe Manor. Time has wrought changes in his physique, but his devotion to Lara Robinson has never wavered. He searches for the perfect present to show her how he feels, but nothing seems quite right...until he realizes the best sort of gift will embrace the true meaning of Christmas.
A Victorian Christmas short story.
If you’d like to give it a try, A Gift for Lara is available for your pleasure at Amazon.com.
To learn more about the work of S.G. Rogers, see her website at: http://childofyden.wordpress.com/
This book was a personal purchase.