Jane Rubino & Caitlen Rubino-Bradway
Lady Vernon and her daughter, Frederica, are left penniless and without a home after the death of Sir Frederick Vernon, Susan’s husband. Frederick’s brother and heir, Charles Vernon, like so many others of his time, has forgotten his promises to look after the women, and despite their fervent hopes to the contrary, does nothing to financially support Lady Vernon and Frederica.
When the ladies, left without another option, bravely arrive at Charles’s home to confront him about his treatment of his family, they are faced with Charles’s indifference, his wife Catherine’s distrustful animosity, and a flood of rumors that threaten to undo them all. Will Lady Vernon and Frederica find love and happiness–and financial security–or will their hopes be dashed with their lost fortune?
I've had this almost since almost as long as its been out, and I've read some very good things about it. I also like the idea of a "fresh" story, which seems to be the topic of the last week (see Anna's variations | Y U NO). I've even scheduled it in to both Jane in June events during the initial planning stages, only to remove it for one reason or another. So clearly I need a boost with this one, Janeites. How many of you out there have read this one, and how high priority should it be for me?
What's on your Janeite to-be-read pile?
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