Sarah Standish was only 15 when she ran away to London to follow her ambition to be an actress. The joyous first years of the restoration of Charles II meant the theatre was a wonderful place to be, but Sarah is quickly lured away by love and marriage, only to be cruelly deceived.
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Sarah Standish is only fifteen when she runs away to London with dreams of becoming a famous actress on the glittering Restoration stage. Then she meets and marries the charming Lord Rosslyn, only to discover that she has been cruelly deceived. On the run again, Sarah returns to London and the comfort of friends, where her daughter, Kate, is born.
When tragedy strikes, Lord Rosslyn comes to claim his young daughter. Growing up on his estate in Somerset Kate finds friendship and love, although she can never forget how he betrayed her mother. But amidst the confusion and chaos of the reign of James II, where danger and fear prevail, Kate discovers the sacrifice her father has made for her, giving her the chance to let go of the past and look to the future – a future that she hopes will bring peace and happiness at last.
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Book Description Harper Collins, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110006493084