1842: Bristol, England—a city rife with change as the revolution in industry explodes. In the midst of these tumultuous times James Winthrop Blackwell yearns to discover who he is. Abandoned as an infant at Alpheton House Orphanage he comes of age and desires to find the parents who had left him. Setting eastward from Bristol to discover his identity, James’s travels bring him face to face with the wealthy landowner of Bethel Manor Estate—Master Fredrick Shaw and his feisty daughter Clare.
From west to east—from Bristol the city of his youth, to Ely the place of discovery—James’s quest takes him on a profound spiritual and emotional pilgrimage. Times are initially confusing and challenging for James until he comes to terms with the child he was growing up at the orphanage, and the man he desires to become.
What James thinks he’s looking for when he leaves Alpheton House is nothing compared to what he finds. He seeks retaliation for being forsaken by his parents, but instead uncovers the reality of his past, the truth of God’s love, and perhaps a future at Bethel Manor Estate with Clare Shaw by his side.
About Beatrice Fishback (Fayetteville, North Carolina Author)
Beatrice Fishback, originally from upstate New York, lived in the East Anglian area of Great Britain for over twenty years and traveled extensively in the United Kingdom and throughout Europe. She is the author of "Bethel Manor" and "Bethel Manor Reborn," "Dying to Eat at the Pub," and "Loving Your Military Man" by FamilyLife Publishing. She has been published in various compilations, magazines and online websites. Beatrice and her husband have spoken to audiences worldwide and currently reside in North Carolina where scones are called biscuits and are topped with gravy, and tea that is served over ice.