Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “Monarch Manor” by Maureen Leurck, Kensington Publishing, July 30, 2019
Maureen Leurck, Author of “Monarch Manor” has beautifully written and vividly described the characters and landscape in her novel. “Monarch Manor” was a mansion that was built surrounded by gorgeous gardens and flowers that attracted Monarch Butterflies to flutter all around. The story is narrated by two characters and two time-lines, that eventually connect. The Genres for this story are Fiction, Historical Fiction, some Mystery and Suspense. This is an intriguing, captivating, suspenseful, romantic, emotional story that tugs at my heartstrings. The author describes her colorful and dramatic characters as complex and complicated.
Erin Marinelli is cleaning out her Grandmother’s house with her mother and finds pictures and memories of past family. Erin and her husband have an old house. One of her twin children Will has Autism and is having trouble in school. Erin is frustrated at times. Looking at the pictures, Erin sees a young woman with a young boy that looks exactly like Will.
The young woman, Amelia and her son John, supposedly drowned many years before. John was deaf. After Erin looks into the family history, there are questions and the mystery as to why and what really happened to Amelia and John.
I love that the author discusses the importance of mothers, sons, families, disabilities, emotional support, love and hope. I would highly recommend this wonderful read. Happy Reading.