Lady Ellen

The Adventures of Lady Ellen Montagu Volume 1

Romance - Historical
453 Pages
Reviewed on 04/19/2019
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Author Biography

J.G. MacLeod has always been an avid reader and writer. As a child, she was drawn to putting pen to paper and as a young adult, she earned a university degree in Honors English and history.

Ms. MacLeod then went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Education and has spent the past sixteen years teaching. She taught creative writing, English and social science for most of those years, but she has also spent time as a guidance counsellor and working with students with developmental disabilities.

J.G. MacLeod writes both fiction and non-fiction stories. To date, she has published three novels: Abalone is an emotionally-charged read that tells the story of a young woman involved in a violent and controlling relationship & the winner of the 2018 Online Book Club Book of the Year Award for 'Other Fiction'. Lady Ellen (Book One in The Adventures of Lady Ellen Montagu series) is a historical romance set in nineteenth-century Ireland & the winner of the 2018 Breakthrough Novel Award for Historical Fiction.

Ms. MacLeod has also finished writing the sequel to Lady Ellen: Two Paths, which was released in November 2018. Additionally, the release date for the 3rd book in The Adventures of Lady Ellen Montagu series, New London, is set for July 2019.

Ms. MacLeod has three young children of her own and resides in southwestern Ontario where she lives for summer. She has a passion for travel and loved the friendly people she met on a recent trip she took to Ireland.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Maria Beltran for Readers' Favorite

Lady Ellen: The Adventures of Lady Ellen Montagu, Volume 1 by J.G. MacLeod is a historical romance novel set in the Victorian era in Ireland. A nineteen-year-old Irish aristocrat, Ellen Montagu, daughter of the Duke of Manchester, is introduced to an exciting social life of lavish balls and the rituals of Victorian courtship. Falling in love with Lord Cormac Guinness of Ardilaun, she soon finds out that her father has different plans for her. As a result, Lady Ellen is presented with a dilemma; that of following her heart and being exiled to the Aran Islands or marrying a man she doesn't love.

Lady Ellen: The Adventures of Lady Ellen Montagu is a journey back to the Victorian era in the Emerald Isle that is Ireland. Author J.G. Macleod includes vivid and picturesque details as she takes us along on a young woman's exciting journey that is a life of domestic conflict and forbidden love. For many modern women, it is very hard to imagine a time when women had very little control of their lives as it was the master of the house that decided for them. In spite of this, the beautiful and intelligent Lady Ellen is a character that is easy to empathize with because, like any woman, modern or otherwise, she tries to find happiness and fulfillment in life despite all the hardships that she encounters. This novel is a very engaging read!