By T. J. Brown
The hugely expected moment installment within the Summerset Abbey sequence “that will sincerely entice fanatics of PBS’s Downton Abbey” (New York magazine of Books).
<I >As the icy kick back of iciness, 1914, settles at the outstanding kingdom property of Summerset Abbey, 3 younger women search convenience and heat within the smiles of pals, the hearth of their hearts, and the promise of spring…</I>
<B >Victoria Buxton</B>
With her soft structure yet powerful, unflappable spirit, Victoria hasn't ever societal conventions, the principles of style, or the pursuit of a husband. as an alternative, she reveals herself drawn into the controversial—and dangerous—fight for women’s suffrage. yet her dream is compromised, and her middle 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 percentages for happiness were jeopardized by way of recklessness and scandal. careworn 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 1 day make amends. yet her wish to set issues correct is advanced through her ardour for flight and a unexpected 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 gave up the ghost, Prudence has noticeable either side of lifestyles, upstairs and down. yet as soon as the reality approximately her parentage used to be printed, Prudence solid a brand new existence for herself, married to a penniless veterinary scholar. dwelling in poverty in a shabby London flat, she wonders if she’s made a bad mistake—and there’s no turning back…
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