The Oak Leaves by Maureen Lang {book review}

The Oak Leaves by Maureen Lang {book review} is the first in the series by the same name, The Oak Leaves, followed by On Sparrow Hill.

The Summary:  

Two time periods—Victorian England and contemporary Chicago—are woven together when Talie Ingram finds an old journal belonging to her great-great-great grandmother, Cosima Escott. Through Cosima’s entries, Talie learns that her family was once considered cursed with feebleminded offspring, the result of a genetic disorder (Fragile-X) that may have been passed down to Talie and her sister. Unwilling to face the implications their discovery might have on her own life, Talie tucks the journal back into secrecy, until she begins to see signs of developmental delay in her son.

My Reaction:

It was in my collection, has been recycled. Adult Christian fiction.
Present and past generation, Fragile X baby. Good theology. Writing could have been tighter. Overall good book.

This is my first read of this author. Either her subsequent books improved greatly, or her writing grew on me, because she is now one of my favorite Christian fiction authors. I am considering a re-read of this book, since others reviewed it so favorably.

My Rating: 3 stars

About the Author:

Maureen Lang has always had a passion for writing. She wrote her first novel longhand around the age of 10, put the pages into a notebook she had covered with soft deerskin (nothing but the best!), then passed it around the neighborhood to rave reviews. It was so much fun she’s been writing ever since.

Most of her books are historical, with an emphasis on faith and romance.

Maureen lives in the Midwest with her husband, her two sons, and their much-loved dog, Susie. Visit her Web site at


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