Book Review-The Rabbit's Foot: (Hartford Manor Book 3) Marcia Clayton | Miki's Hope

Book Review-The Rabbit's Foot: (Hartford Manor Book 3) Marcia Clayton

Friday, December 30, 2022

This is the third book in this series. You really should read them in order (I actually did this time!). It is a rags to riches tale of a family with all their ups and downs. It all starts in Book one when the son of a rich couple sees what he thinks is a boy stealing veggies from their garden. He decides to catch the person and then realizes it is actually a girl. Against all odds they fall in love and get married much to his parents distress!! Her whole family ended up going from extreme piverty to a life of the wealthy.

Along the way they kept finding other Fellwoods (the owners of Hartford manor. This third book is about the life of the gypsy vagabond. Yes, he was a Fellwood as well. They took him into the fold--but all he wanted was to find his son who he had left years before.

Is this son finally found?

This is a heart warming series that will have you crying and laughing and praying that all works out for everyone at the end!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

1885 North Devon, England

Mr Edward Snell was more than a little curious when Robert Fellwood, the heir to Hartford Manor and his elderly aunt, the Lady Margery, begged an audience on a Saturday morning. However, being such valued clients, the solicitor was happy to oblige. As his clerk showed the visitors in, he was intrigued to see them followed by an old man who, though respectably dressed, had something of a vagrant about him. The crisp suit in which he was attired could not disguise his weather-beaten face or his missing teeth.

Robert introduced his Uncle Sam and explained he had come to claim his inheritance. The solicitor was old enough to remember the extensive search for Thomas Fellwood when his father, Ephraim, died in 1840. However, that was some forty-five years ago and the young man had never been found. Yet, here was Sam, who claimed to be Thomas Fellwood’s son and, even more surprising, was the fact that the Fellwood family appeared to have accepted him as such.

“The Rabbit’s Foot” is an intriguing and compelling novel with many unexpected twists and turns. Set in the small seaside village of Hartford, it tells the tale of how an old man, who has spent his life with barely a penny to his name, suddenly finds himself rich beyond his wildest dreams. However, there is only one thing that Sam Fellwood truly wants and that is to be reunited with his son, Marrok, whom he abandoned at the age of five. Will Sam find the happiness that has eluded him for so many lonely years?

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

I was born in North Devon, a rural and picturesque area in the far South West of England. I am a farmer's daughter, and my family has lived in this region for generations. I have always enjoyed the peaceful way of life to be found here, and would never wish to live anywhere else.

When I left school I worked in a bank for several years until I married my husband, Bryan, and then stayed at home for a few years to care for my three sons. As they grew older, I returned to work, first as a Marie Curie nurse caring for the terminally ill, and then for the local authority managing school transport. I remained in this job until retirement.

I like gardening, and we grow most of our own vegetables. I'm interested in researching family history, and this hobby inspired some of the characters in my books. I love reading and also walking in the beautiful Devon countryside.

I have written three books in the "Hartford Manor Series" which is set in North Devon in Victorian times. I wrote my first book "The Mazzard Tree", in spare moments over several years as I was also working full time and raising my family. The second book is called "The Angel Maker", and the third book, "The Rabbit's Foot". You can find out more about me and my books on my website:

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