In the tradition of the costume dramas television shows that captivate millions comes this twelve episode story of the lives and loves of three friends in Victorian England. The story continues….
Brynthwaite, Cumbria – 1895. Three men who were raised as close as brothers at the Brynthwaite Municipal Orphanage have returned home after making a name for themselves in the world.
Matty’s past catches up with her and her memory begins to return, so Lawrence steals her away to the one place he thinks she’ll be safe. But even in the forest, her enemies catch up with her. Matty’s only choice is to face the accusations against her head-on, hoping Lawrence will be able to rescue her in time.
Flossie and Jason’s relationship opens new doors and brings both of them peace, but all that is in danger of ending as word of their connection gets out. More than that, the calculating Lady Elizabeth has her eyes opened, and sets her sight on landing Jason as a prize. Flossie must face up to reality and fight or accept the position she was born to.
When Alexandra has her heart broken, Marshall feels the pain as though it were his own. He’s prevented from doing anything about it, though, when Clara’s family deals him a blow he can’t possibly recover from. Both of them suffer, until Marshall is struck with a mad idea that just might solve all of their problems.
PLEASE BE ADVISED: Some episodes in this set contain very steamy scenes!
***I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are 100% my own.***
Oh my! The boys are back as are the ladies and everything has gone to bedlam. Dr. Dyson gets her heart broken by a philanderer, and Dr. Pycroft is in a fight for his girls, and yet feels Alex’s pain. Jason falls terribly ill, right after Flossie finds out her sister hasn’t been as honest as she could have been. And while Flossie takes care of Jason, the entire hotel finds out about her unique situation. Mattie went into hiding to escape her terrible step-father, but he’s destroying other people to try to get to her, and it’s taking all Lawrence has to not rip the man apart! And though Polly isn’t featured as much in these later episodes, you still get to see her handiwork and Elizabeth tries to become the puppet master.
The last half of this first season picks right up where the last half left off, and it throws us headlong into the depths of these individuals struggles and dramas. I will say that lots of questions will be answered. And just as many will be left remaining unanswered. And we have to wait until next summer to find out. GAH! Yer killin’ me, Smalls! Just sayin’. And still even at this end, I cannot say who my favorite character is. I will say I have a few I’m not so keen on, and I’ll leave it at that, because who knows, I might like them next season. That seems to be how things work out.
Ms. Farmer definitely knocks it out of the ballpark with this series. I’m not sure if she intended for it to be a serious endeavour but I’m ever so grateful that she took it so and continued with it. Again, like I said in the prior review, her characters are vibrant, flawed, and insanely wonderful. She has such a wonderful knack for making them human, instead of perfection, they’re perfectly flawed and utterly perfect. I can’t wait to read season 2 next summer! And so YES I would recommend this! And I would still caution that there are some steamy scenes. So if it isn’t your thing…I understand.
Merry Farmer lives in suburban Philadelphia with her two cats, Butterfly and Torpedo. She has been writing since she was ten years old and realized one day that she didn’t have to wait for the teacher to assign a creative writing project to write something. It was the best day of her life. She then went on to earn not one but two degrees in History so that she would always having something to write about. Today she walks along the cutting edge of Indie Publishing, writing Historical Romance and Women’s Sci-Fi. She is also passionate about blogging, knitting, and cricket and is working towards becoming an internationally certified cricket scorer.
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