The Rose of Darbley
A love story set in the Victorian era
About the Book
The ROSE OF DARBLEY is a story set in the Victorian era about a young man named Fredric (Freddie) Allon Harrington, who at the age of twenty attends Trinity College at Cambridge in England during mid-1840s. His close knit family lives at Greenhaven Estate near Cary, England, an agrarian community in Hampshire. His soon-to-be brother-in-law describes him as "the son of a country gentleman with all the charm and delights that position can bring. He is extremely intelligent. His country manners are--delightful. He is unpretentious, witty, likable, discernible, and amiable. He could be confortable in the society of the lowest field worker or the Queen of England." At the age of fourteen, after a severe illness, Freddie experiences a spiritual vision that has given direction for his life until he meets JoAnna Fleming, the young sister of William Fleming. It is JoAnna who keeps Freddie faithful to his vision.
About the Author
Barbara J. Foster resides with her husband in North Carolina where she completed her public school teaching career of twenty-eight years. Creative writing was one of her favorite subjects. At age nine, she made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ. As any adult, she has served in the children’s department of a variety of churches. Why did I write this book? “As a grandmother, I marbled as I watched each of my grandchildren’s unique personalities develop. I began to visualize what kind of young adults each would become. I wanted to leave to them a legacy of those thoughts and ideas. Perhaps, they may never achieve fame and fortune, as did the characters in THE ROSE OF DARBLEY-a love story set in the Victorian era-but I pray they will always seek after God and His righteous for their lives.