by Valerie Mendes
Editor: Orion Publishing Co
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In the tradition of the Forsyte Dynasty, an impregnable historical novel that spans three generations, telling the dark secrets of a torn family.Larkswood HouseThe name suggests birdsong, peace and elegance.We welcome the children of Hamilton – Edward, Cynthia and Harriet – who love the freedom and excitement of privilege.But in the glorious summer of 1896, with no parents and a late governess, disaster struck the family, leaving the family cruelly divided.More than 40 years later, on the eve of the Second World War, Louisa Hamilton, recently introduced to the Court but cancelled with glandular fever, was sent to Larkswood to recuperate the disease.There, for the first time, she met her grandfather, Edward, home after decades of India.But as Louisa begins to fall under the spell of Larkswood, she realizes, she holds the key to the mystery that has broken her family two generations before.She will find the courage to unravel the dark secrets of the past.And can Larkswood ever become home of happiness again?
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