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Ashes on the Moor ❮EPUB❯ ❂ Ashes on the Moor ✽ Author Sarah M. Eden – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk When Evangeline is sent to live in a small mill town in Northern England as a schoolteacher in , she finds herself struggling to fit in with an unfamiliar culture Raised with the high class Victorian When Evangeline is sent to live in a small mill town in Northern England as a schoolteacher in , she finds herself struggling to fit in with an unfamiliar culture Ashes on eBook Ø Raised with the high class Victorian values and ideals of a sophisticated upbringing, she is unprepared for the poverty she finds in the gritty factory town of Smeatley, where the locals speak with a hard to understand Yorkshire accent and struggle to thrive with few resources or opportunities Though she has no training as a teacher, she must prove herself successful before her grandfather will release her substantial inheritance to her and allow her to be reunited with her younger sister, the last remaining member of her family after a fever claimed the lives of her parents and brothers Evangeline s sudden change in circumstances is complicated when her aunt a woman who values class distinctions than her family relationships forbids her from acknowledging any connection to her or to her grandfather, Mr Farr the man who owns nearly the entire town For the first time in her life, Evangeline is truly alone Heartbroken, she turns to the one person in town who has shown her kindness an Irish brick mason, Dermot, and his son, Ronan Despite the difference in their classes and backgrounds, Evangeline and Dermot become friends, due in part to her ability to connect with Ronan, whose behavior requires special attention The boy is uncomfortable around strangers and rarely even speaks to the other children in town He often fixates on details other people ignore, and he adheres to specific, self made rules that give his life order and structure for example, Dermot s coat must be hung on a specific peg next to the door Evangeline attempts to prove herself a worthy teacher and earn the respect of her hard to understand students Determined to find a way to introduce them to proper English while still honoring their unique language and culture, she enlists the help of a local family to write down familiar stories in the Yorkshire vernacular Because of her efforts, the students and their families warm to Evangeline and she continues to look for ways to give the children a chance to become than factory workers in the local cotton mill When the town learns of her upper class status, Evangeline must work twice as hard to win back their trust especially Dermot s In the end, Evangeline and Dermot discover that, even though they come from different social spheres, together they can overcome social prejudices, make a positive difference in the lives of even the humblest people, and enjoy the strength that comes when two hearts find each other Ashes on the Moor is the inspiring love story of one Victorian woman s courage to fight against all odds, and the man whose quiet strength gives her the confidence to keep trying.


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10 thoughts on “Ashes on the Moor

  1. Melissa Tagg Melissa Tagg says:

    Ashes on the Moor is a great book for anyone who, like me, looooooves North and South, either the BBC production or the Elizabeth Gaskell novel it s based upon I couldn t help picturing Dermot as Richard Armitage as I read The setting, factory woes, even the emotion of the bookit all has echoes of North and South while also being its own original, heartwarming story, one I very much enjoyed I especially appreciated Evangeline s characterwatching her strengthen throughout the story an Ashes on the Moor is a great book for anyone who, like me, looooooves North and South, either the BBC production or the Elizabeth Gaskell novel it s based upon I couldn t help picturing Dermot as Richard Armitage as I read The setting, factory woes, even the emotion of the bookit all has echoes of North and South while also being its own original, heartwarming story, one I very much enjoyed I especially appreciated Evangeline s characterwatching her strengthen throughout the story and her resolve to do right by her students


  2. ✨ Gramy ✨ ✨ Gramy ✨ says:

    ..This was a very heartbreaking Victorian era historical romance, set in England, written by Sarah M Eden and narrated by Justine Eyre, Narrator The heroine was a young lady who lost her entire family in one fell swoop Her parents and brothers and died in an accident, leaving her and her sister alone Her mother sister invaded their lives and swept them away on the same day as their family s funeral, not allowing them to pack any personal items from their childhood home All their personal a..This was a very heartbreaking Victorian era historical romance, set in England, written by Sarah M Eden and narrated by Justine Eyre, Narrator The heroine was a young lady who lost her entire family in one fell swoop Her parents and brothers and died in an accident, leaving her and her sister alone Her mother sister invaded their lives and swept them away on the same day as their family s funeral, not allowing them to pack any personal items from their childhood home All their personal and household items were stripped from them permanently The life of an impoverished schoolteacher is not one Evangeline Blake would have chosen for herself Torn from her home and her beloved sister and sent to work in the gritty factory town of Smeatley, Evangeline must prove herself to her grandfather, a man who values self reliance above all else, before he will grant her access to her inheritance Raised to be a lady of refinement, she hasn t any of the skills necessary to manage on her own nor does she have the first idea how to be a teacher But failure means never being with her sister again.The aunt was a brute of a woman whose behavior was worse than the wicked witch of the west She was a miserable excuse for a human being, bent on tormenting everyone around her, most especially her niece, Evangeline She provided nothing physically, emotionally, or financially to help Evangeline when she banished her to the schoolhouse to become a teacher Evangeline came from a loving, upper crust family who suddenly finds herself having to walk while dragging her trunk of clothing to living quarters that were in deplorable condition and lacked essential items like a bed, food, and necessities Alone and overwhelmed, she turns to the one person in town who seems to know how she feels Dermot McCormick, an Irish brick mason who is as far from home and as out of place as she is Despite the difference in their classes and backgrounds, Evangeline and Dermot s tentative friendship deepens and grows Her determination and compassion slowly earn her the faith and confidence of the skeptical residents of Smeatley, who become like the family she has lost.Dermot McCormick s son has an emotional affliction very similar to one of Evangeline s deceased brothers She is drawn to him and tutors him and he opens up to her like no one else, with the exception of his father All the students make study progress, which helps raise her self esteem.This young woman worked tirelessly without any positive recognition from her Aunt, who constantly degraded and harassed her She became a part of the community with the assistance of Dermot and worked with her students to accomplish great strides But when a secret from her past comes to light, Evangeline faces an impossible choice seize the opportunity to reclaim her former life and rejoin her sister or fight for the new life she has struggled to build for herself a life that includes Dermot.Ashes on the Moor is the inspiring love story of one Victorian woman s courage to fight against all odds and the man whose quiet strength gives her the confidence to keep trying This is a clean and wholesome romance delivering an inspirational message of hope Against all odds, a H.E.A is built out of the Ashes on the Moor.


  3. Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...) Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...) says:

    2.99 on Kindle 5 6 20https amzn.to 2YIIO8aThis book is evidence of just why I love this author s writing Even though the tone in the beginning is despondent as Evangeline mourns her family and struggles with her new circumstances, it shows how much she grows and how time slowly heals She does not seem particularly strong or skilled, but her compassion and newfound grit serve her well as she continues to make the best out of what she s been given Dermot surliness brings out her sassy side a 2.99 on Kindle 5 6 20https amzn.to 2YIIO8aThis book is evidence of just why I love this author s writing Even though the tone in the beginning is despondent as Evangeline mourns her family and struggles with her new circumstances, it shows how much she grows and how time slowly heals She does not seem particularly strong or skilled, but her compassion and newfound grit serve her well as she continues to make the best out of what she s been given Dermot surliness brings out her sassy side and I loved seeing their relationship develop from neighbors to unlikely friends to sweethearts Each person in the wide cast of characters from the community are vibrant and easy to picture, and I especially enjoyed the Yorkshire way of speaking and their interesting phrases and names for things The setting was very much a big part of the book and it felt a bit like one of my favorite movies, North and South I liked that it was set in a smaller town though, which gave it acozy feel and less industrial I have a soft spot for stories with teachers that care so much for their students, and Evangeline s determination to do the best for her students, despite her lack of training, is admirable and endearing I was completely immersed from the get go and was happy that the initial mood of desperation slowly gave way to hope as Evangeline lifts herself with the help of Dermot and discovers her own fierce nature and strength I received a complimentary copy of the book all opinions in this review are my own


  4. Kathy Kathy says:

    I can t even imagine the amount of research that went into writing this one Ms Eden clearly spent a lot of time studying the time period and people and was able to write a story that easily transports you back to that time As always, Ms Eden is a great writer, is able to create well developed characters in compelling circumstances While it is a well written story, I just had a hard time connecting to it I guess I prefer lighter novels, this was just too serious for me Content Clean roman I can t even imagine the amount of research that went into writing this one Ms Eden clearly spent a lot of time studying the time period and people and was able to write a story that easily transports you back to that time As always, Ms Eden is a great writer, is able to create well developed characters in compelling circumstances While it is a well written story, I just had a hard time connecting to it I guess I prefer lighter novels, this was just too serious for me Content Clean romance, no language or violenceSource Netgalley


  5. Katie W Katie W says:

    This story is very inspiring as it progresses, but it definitely starts out somber Right away, deep sympathy is felt for Evangeline and her situation It s hard to imagine being thrust into an unfamiliar situation and expected to be successful, but she has good reasons to work hard and to figure out how to survive It s hard for me to picture how tough the times were for so many people during this time period Eden paints a vivid portrayal of that It s also tough to imagine families being so h This story is very inspiring as it progresses, but it definitely starts out somber Right away, deep sympathy is felt for Evangeline and her situation It s hard to imagine being thrust into an unfamiliar situation and expected to be successful, but she has good reasons to work hard and to figure out how to survive It s hard for me to picture how tough the times were for so many people during this time period Eden paints a vivid portrayal of that It s also tough to imagine families being so heartless.Although this book is labeled as a romance, and a Proper Romance at that, the romance is very, very mild, gradual, and gentle While the book does focus on some relationships, especially those of Evangeline and her Yorkshire students and of her and her Irish neighbor, Dermot, I thought most of the energy was concentrated on the language and teaching methods This is a great historical fiction, especially for those who are interested in this area and time period The last line of the blurb sums this one up well inspiring, courage, quiet strength, and confidence and all of those characteristics were gentle developed throughout the book Content squeaky clean romance and content I received a copy from the publisher, which did not affect my opinion All thoughts are my own


  6. Aimee (Getting Your Read On) Aimee (Getting Your Read On) says:

    It s always a happy day when a new book by Sarah Eden comes out I am such a fan of her writing and her stories She has a gift for weaving me right into her stories where I feel such a part of whatever emotion or activity that is going on and she does it so gently I think that s one word I would always use to describe Sarah Eden s books Gentle.This story started off sad and a bit slow for me It took me a bit to fall into the characters and feel like I was a part of them but it did happen abo It s always a happy day when a new book by Sarah Eden comes out I am such a fan of her writing and her stories She has a gift for weaving me right into her stories where I feel such a part of whatever emotion or activity that is going on and she does it so gently I think that s one word I would always use to describe Sarah Eden s books Gentle.This story started off sad and a bit slow for me It took me a bit to fall into the characters and feel like I was a part of them but it did happen about halfway through By the end I was in love with Evangeline, Dermot and Ronan I loved the glimpse into the history of the Yorkshire area, the struggles of the people and the very distinct Yorkshire accent Evangeline, as a school teacher, kept saying that she didn t want to take their words away from them I loved that too.There was so much to love about this book It was full and rich, gentle and endearing Just what I would expect from Sarah Eden.Content clean I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher All opinions expressed are my own


  7. Anna Anna says:

    This book suffered from a completely unbelievable plot From the strange behavior of Mrs Barton to the unrealistic for the time period attitudes and ideas of Evangeline it just did not work for me The characters were what ultimately made this work at all Eden has a great ability to lead the reader to love and care for even less pleasant characters and really want everything to work out best for everyone.


  8. Shale Shale says:

    Ugh I disliked this book Which for a Sarah M Eden book is really really sad I tend to love her books and trust that she ll give me a wonderful story, one that will make me laugh or make me cry I ve never had a book by her that wanted to make me tear my hair out with boredom until I encountered Ashes on the Moor Makings of a great book, but for me, I not one I d ever recommend Such a shame.This book is dreary, depressing, and dark I honestly never connected with the main character, and nev Ugh I disliked this book Which for a Sarah M Eden book is really really sad I tend to love her books and trust that she ll give me a wonderful story, one that will make me laugh or make me cry I ve never had a book by her that wanted to make me tear my hair out with boredom until I encountered Ashes on the Moor Makings of a great book, but for me, I not one I d ever recommend Such a shame.This book is dreary, depressing, and dark I honestly never connected with the main character, and never believed that she could overcome the challenges put against her Her family wasthan just mean or the villains they had the control most of the time where the MC was just pawns in their hands There was nothing positive about the first half of the book I was bored and depressedUntil something happened, the grandfather appeared bringing light, something good for once in this melancholy novel The clouds broke through the sky and there was hope There was romance There was challenges but I believed that the MC could overcome them again It felt like I was reading a proper romance book, a book worthy of Eden s reputation I enjoyed and consumed the latter half of the story I give it 2.5 stars because it s not the worst book ever, there were elements I enjoyed, especially the last couple chapters IThe first 200 pages are horrible monotonous drivel that left a reader hating every second I quite literally did not want to read it Why would I read something so droll, bleak, and disheartening All I learned from this book was that working in a factory was something so terrifying, so hellish, that capitalism was of the devil and the drive of progress debilitating Eden s novel had the goal of education, of provoking thoughts and learning about them, like class distinctions and factory work conditions The goal was missed In fact, she shot the other direction I learned that the dreary town hated everybody, the school teacher had no learning what so ever, nepotism ran amuck unchecked with detriment to the entire county I even felt like the MC s sister was better off far away since the MC s life was so gloomy The MC s whole goal was to have her sister with her, yet I never felt that notion rang true I was told it, rather than shown it There was no memories with to share with the read of the two sisters, very little interaction with the character at the beginning The plot would ve been served better by establishing the grief of the loss of her family, rather than the rush of packing It took methan half the book to figure out what killed her family, a single word rushed past in the opening chapter, leading to confusion for the rest of the story Elements of reader character connection lacked conviction, motifs were fumbled, and hard hitting plot points overlooked This felt like a first novel, with un gleaned chances of exposition bumbled by an inexperienced author It had the makings of an excellent book, with an underlying message of greed, inequality, and prejudice However, the mark was missed and instead the romance is barely there, the greed and inequality suffocates the reader, and prejudice runs foul of every character This describes the first 200 something pages of exposition and rising action My largest complaint is that it never felt like a romance A proper romance it proclaims on the cover In fact, there was very little emotion from the Irishman, apathetic towards his so called love interest I would ve taken a lothate and spitfire, than the shrugging half hearted help Their interactions heldof a student teacher feel, than friendship or romance There was no unresolved romantic sexual tension until halfway through the book In short, the first 200 pages before the grandfather s visit need to be burned and rewritten because it is crap tastic The intent is there, but the execution left the reader with a foul taste, looking for something a littlelighthearted to wash out the mouth


  9. Julie Julie says:

    I couldn t wait this book to come out I am a huge fan of Sarah Eden and I can t think of a book she s written that I didn t like This one was no exception In Ashes on the Moor, we meet Evangeline Blake who has just lost her family With only her sister left, she clings to her as they face an uncertain future with an aunt and uncle But a cruel twist of fate separates them and throws Evangeline into circumstances that she s unprepared for Forced to be the town s new schoolteacher and live in a I couldn t wait this book to come out I am a huge fan of Sarah Eden and I can t think of a book she s written that I didn t like This one was no exception In Ashes on the Moor, we meet Evangeline Blake who has just lost her family With only her sister left, she clings to her as they face an uncertain future with an aunt and uncle But a cruel twist of fate separates them and throws Evangeline into circumstances that she s unprepared for Forced to be the town s new schoolteacher and live in a humble home in need of a lot of care, Evangeline is lost and overwhelmed The only person who shows her a bit of kindness is an Irishman named Dermot McCormick He s also trying to figure out his place in the world since his heritage is looked down upon no matter what he does But as Dermot and Evangeline build a friendship, stronger feelings flare and they must decide if love is worth fighting for.I loved this book It s not a light romance, but a look back in time when a woman had few choices and your birth and heritage could prevent you from having life s basic necessities Ms Eden has obviously done an incredible amount of research as the town of Smeatley with its Yorkshire residents comes to life, fairly jumping off the page So many language, dress, and food details add to the amazing setting, giving the characters evendepth Our heroine, Evangeline, will draw on all a reader s emotions as she deals with so many losses and has to keep picking herself up over and over I wanted her to not only get her happily ever after, but to stand up and make a few people accountable for what they d done Dermot is also a character that will stay with you after the book is finished He s suffered and risen above it, and all the while built a foundation of love and care for others, instead of bitterness as to his lot in life He was the perfect match for Evangeline and their romance was a sweet, slow burn, that will give you all the feels Definitely another one for my keeper shelf I think the best thing about Sarah Eden s books is that they aren t just stories, they are an experience She pulls you into another time and place and takes you on an adventure that you won t soon forget Originally reviewed on


  10. Mara Mara says:

    I was so excited to get to read this new book by Sarah M Eden Firstly, I love the cover it s gorgeous.Evangeline and her 12 yr old sister, Lucy, lost their parents and their brothers to a sudden illness Right after the funeral they must leave the only home they ve known to go to Yorkshire and are separated Evangeline is to live in the small factory town of Smeatley as a schoolteacher and Lucy is sent to live with the grandfather they hardly know in Leeds In order for Evangeline to have Lu I was so excited to get to read this new book by Sarah M Eden Firstly, I love the cover it s gorgeous.Evangeline and her 12 yr old sister, Lucy, lost their parents and their brothers to a sudden illness Right after the funeral they must leave the only home they ve known to go to Yorkshire and are separated Evangeline is to live in the small factory town of Smeatley as a schoolteacher and Lucy is sent to live with the grandfather they hardly know in Leeds In order for Evangeline to have Lucy live with her she has to prove that she can keep a household cleaning, cooking, manage money, etc although she wasn t trained to do that as her family was quite well off She also knows nothing of how to teach children.The nearest neighbor to her is Dermot McCormick, an Irish brick mason who isn t quite accepted by all of the towns people They have a rocky start but come to an arrangement of extra schooling for his son Ronan in exchange for cooking lessons for Evangeline Their friendship grows slowly as they spendtime together Evangeline is slowly accepted by the children she teaches and their parents until her relationship with her grandfather Mr Farr and her Uncle and Aunt Barton comes to light Then she has to decide if she wants to stay in Smeatley with Dermot and Ronan, or leave to live with Lucy and her grandfather in Leeds.There are a lot of depressing scenes in the story because of the time period in which it s set factory workers and those who lived off the land didn t have an easy life in the 1870 s They didn t have the safety precautions in the factories we have now, and illness or bad weather could wipe out a herd flock or crop But there are also instances of friendship and caring between neighbors as they helped each other in times of need or distress.There were so many times I wanted to slap Aunt Barton and yell at her husband to do something instead of letting her trod all over him and have her way The woman was miserable and made everyone around her miserable too, and I was so happy when he finally told her enough is enough I can t imagine treating your sisters children the way Aunt Barton treated Evangeline and Lucy I felt so many things for Evangeline as she was left to drag carry her trunk up to the schoolhouse by herself, find it in deplorable condition and attempt to get it ready for the children in just a few days time She wasn t given the proper tools for cleaning and didn t even have a bed to sleep on Luckily she had Dermot for a neighbor, who despite his prickliness, turned out to be a great blessing to her Teaching her how to cook, and basically being the only friend she had for awhile.I loved the scenes in the book with the children showing what they had learned even though Evangeline didn t teach them the way the school board supervisor said she should She did what was best for her students to help them learn so they wouldn t have to work in the factory I was relieved to find out why Aunt Barton was such a miserable woman I wasn t satisfied with the answer but at least the author didn t leave me hanging wondering why she was so wretched a human being.This is definitely a clean romance Thanks to NetGalley for my eARC and the chance to review this book All thoughts are my own and not influenced in any way


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