This sequel to "Wideacre" describes the growth to womanhood of Julia Lacey, sent to Bath to escape the disturbing influences of her home life and the consequences of her early betrothal to a childhood sweetheart.
Praise for ‘The Favoured Child’:
‘For sheer pace and percussive drama it will take a lot of beating.’
Praise for ‘Wideacre’:
‘This is a story of violent love and unsettling passions. It will never let you rest for a page as you wait for the climax that must come for the people and the land.’
‘Amid all the social upheaval strides Beatrice Lacey, who, for singlemindedness, tempestuousness, passion, amorality, sensuality and plain old-fashioned evil, knocks Scarlet O’Hara into short cotton socks.’
The Wideacre estate is bankrupt, the villagers are living in poverty and Wideacre Hall is a smoke-blackened ruin.
But in the Dower House two children are being raised in protected innocence. Equal claimants to the inheritance of Wideacre, rivals for the love of the village, they are tied by a secret childhood betrothal but forbidden to marry. Only one can be the favoured child. Only one can inherit the magical understanding between the land and the Lacey family that can make the Sussex village grow green again. Only one can be Beatrice Lacey's true heir.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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