Summerset Abbey

Summerset Abbey

Book - 2013
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"Reminiscent of Downton Abbey, this first novel in a new series follows two sisters and their maid as they are suddenly separated by the rigid class divisions within a sprawling aristocratic estate and thrust into an uncertain world on the brink of WWI...Rowena and Victoria, daughters to the second son of the Earl of Summerset, have always treated their governess's daughter, Prudence, like a sister. But when their father dies and they move in with their uncle's family in a much more traditional household, Prudence is relegated to the maids' quarters, much to the girls' shock and dismay. The impending war offers each girl hope for a more modern future, but the ever-present specter of class expectations makes it difficult for Prudence to maintain a foot in both worlds.Vividly evoking both time and place and filled with authentic dialogue and richly detailed atmosphere, Summerset Abbey is a charming and timeless historical debut"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, c2013
Edition: 1st Gallery Books trade paperback ed
ISBN: 9781451698985
1451698984
Branch Call Number: Fiction Bro
Characteristics: 292 p. 22 cm

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hgeng63 Jun 24, 2013

OK, though it doesn't really stand on its own.

hgeng63 Jun 03, 2013

Suffers from many faults of first fiction. Almost everything dramatic happens offstage! But I'm still going to read the next volume to find out what happens to the sisters.

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