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Jewels for a Crown (Victorian Serenade #3)

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Jenny Price, the daughter of reformed con artist Corrine Hammond, is one of Florence Nightingale's top students, so how can she say no when Miss Nightingale asks her to set aside her dreams and nurse a sick little girl? What Jenny expects is a mundane job--what she finds is an experience that will stretch her faith and love to the limits.
Paperback, 398 pages
Published August 15th 1996 by Tyndale House Publishers
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Lawana Blackwell impresses me with her historical concepts. They are not at all trite, tired, worn. This is the first piece of historical fiction I've read featuring Epilepsy in the 1800s. Fascinating.

I thought the end relied a little too much on chance, the relationship buildup was not deep enough and the marriage proposal was rather sudden. Annnd the villain was a little too shallow, predictable, not really creative.

As a side note, it surprised me that Jenny referred to her step dad as jus
Jenny Price just finished training at Florence Nightengale's school for nurses and now is obligated to work at the assignment of Nightengale's choice for two years. She is assigned to be the live-in nurse for the epileptic child of a rich widowed merchant. She discovers that this twelve year old has been given anything she wanted when she wanted it and, refuses to go along with that program. The girl's father is pleased and gives her authority over the child. Let's just say that the relationship ...more
Enjoyed this one, the only part that frustrated me is that the change of the "villain" character from the introduction to the end was so dramatically different and that the author didn't really clarify how that happened...
I think this one is my favorite so far. It reminds me of Anne (of Greene Gables) and Morgan Harris' story :) I really enjoyed it.
This was a good story. I like to read about challenges and the power of love.
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Lawana Blackwell is a full-time writer with 10 published novels, including the bestselling Gresham Chronicles series. She and her husband have three grown sons and live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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