The New York Times bestselling historical novelist delivers her biggest,boldestand most ambitious novel yetΓÇöa sweeping Victorian epic of lost loveliesjealousyand rebellion set in colonial Barbados. Barbados1854: Emily Dawson has always been the poor cousin in a prosperous English merchant clan– merely a vicarΓÇÖs daughterand a reform-minded vicarΓÇÖs daughterat that. Everyone knows that the familyΓÇÖs lucrative shipping business will go to her cousinAdamone day. But when her grandfather diesEmily receives an unexpected inheritance: Peverillsa sugar plantation in BarbadosΓÇöa plantation her grandfather never told anyone he owned. When Emily accompanies her cousin and his new wife to Barbadosshe finds Peverills a burnt-out shellreduced to ruins in 1816when a rising of enslaved people sent the island up in flames. Rumors swirl around the derelict plantation; people whisper of ghosts. Why would her practical-minded grandfather leave her a property in ruins? Why are the neighboring plantation ownersthe Davenantsso eager to acquire Peverills? The answer lies in the pastΓÇö a tangled history of liesgreedclandestine loveheartbreaking betrayaland a bold bid for freedom. A brilliantmultigenerational saga in the tradition of THE THORN BIRDS and NORTH AND SOUTHTHE SUMMER COUNTRY will beguile readers with its rendering of familiesheartbreakand the endurance of hope against all odds.
The Summer Country
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