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The years 1689 to 1717 are a time of upheaval in England. The Usurper, William of Orange, has taken the throne and with the Stuart king, James II, forced into exile the Morland family find themselves divided. Annunciata Morland follows the king abroad taking her three remaining children with her. Annunciata grieves in exile but her children find a new future across the sea - Maurice as an acclaimed composer in Venice, Karellie in all the glamour of the mercenary officer, Aliena as James III's treasured companion. Meanwhile Morland Place is left in the hands of Annunciata's gentle grandson Matt. Hhis strict upbringing and sheltered childhood prepare Matt for the task of master of a formidable household but not for the demands of his heartless, beautiful wife, India Neville. The folly of his blind love for her brings him to dispair and Morland Place to the brink of ruin. When Annunciata returns to take up the Stuart banner at home she finds Matt and Morland Place in dire need of her firm hand.
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1689: the Resoration enabled the Morland family to restore their own fortune, but now the Jacobite rebellion brings another threat to their security.
Annuciata Morland, fiercely loyal to the Stuart cause, follows her beloved king, James II, into exile. She leaves her gentle grandson, Matt, to oversee Morland Place in her absence. Without her wise presence, Matt finds himself in an arranged marriage to India Neville and at the mercy of a woman as heartless as she is beautiful. After a lonely and sheltered life he lurches between the exquisite pain of love and the torment of deep despair.
When James III - the Chevalier - returns to claim the Stuart throne, the Morlands are reunited in one country. Death and defeat threaten them, but their loves and loyalty prove stronger than kingly ambitions.About the Author:
Cynthia Harrod-Eagles won the Young Writers Award with her first novel, THE WAITING GAME. She has written over fifty books, including twenty-eithe volumes of the Morland Dynasty and the acclaimed mystery series features Inspector Bill Slider.
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Book Description Macdonald, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110356100715
Book Description Macdonald. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0356100715 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1041896
Book Description Macdonald, 1984. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0356100715