By T. J. Brown
The hugely expected moment installment within the Summerset Abbey sequence “that will in actual fact entice enthusiasts of PBS’s Downton Abbey” (New York magazine of Books).
<I >As the icy sit back of iciness, 1914, settles at the significant nation property of Summerset Abbey, 3 younger women search convenience and heat within the smiles of associates, the fireplace of their hearts, and the promise of spring…</I>
<B >Victoria Buxton</B>
With her tender structure yet powerful, unflappable spirit, Victoria hasn't ever societal conventions, the foundations of style, or the pursuit of a husband. as a substitute, she reveals herself drawn into the controversial—and dangerous—fight for women’s suffrage. yet her dream is compromised, and her center divided, whilst her fight for equivalent rights collides with unforeseen love.
<B >Rowena Buxton</B>
After craving to no avail for a definite younger pilot to fly again into her existence, Rowena fears her probabilities for happiness were jeopardized by way of recklessness and scandal. confused with guilt for bringing her sister Prudence to Summerset Abbey as a lady’s maid whereas she herself led a lifetime of privilege, Rowena hopes to at least one day make amends. yet her wish to set issues correct is advanced by way of her ardour for flight and a surprising engagement…to the incorrect man.
<B >Prudence Tate</B>
Raised like a sister to Victoria and Rowena, then banished to the servants’ quarters whilst their father kicked the bucket, Prudence has obvious either side of lifestyles, upstairs and down. yet as soon as the reality approximately her parentage used to be published, Prudence cast a brand new lifestyles for herself, married to a penniless veterinary pupil. residing in poverty in a shabby London flat, she wonders if she’s made a poor mistake—and there’s no turning back…
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