A Bloom in Winter

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A Bloom in Winter

Summerset Abbey, #2

In Part two of the Summerset Abbey Trilogy three women, Prudence, Victoria and Rowena are in very different stages of their lives. One is in jail, one gets engaged and one is married. This book is a continuation of the Buxton family in London, England in the 1900's. Each of the women has a secret. As innocence is lost and they slowly mature, they all suffer in their own ways. They mature and lose their innocence. The author puts in a little romance. Love is found but as always, love can be lost. Many changes take place for the Buxton family. Lord and Lady Buxton work hard to correct the mistakes they have made.

A Bloom in Winter is a wonderfully written book about family and all their trials and errors. You experience their good and their bad sides. At times you can relate to what they are going through. I recommend this book to anyone.

It is a definite 4 STARS.

Book Blurb for A Bloom in Winter

As the icy chill of winter, 1914, settles on the magnificent country estate of Summerset Abbey, three young women seek comfort and warmth in the smiles of friends, the fire in their hearts, and the promise of spring. . . .

Victoria Buxton

With her delicate constitution but strong, unflappable spirit, Victoria has never followed societal conventions, the rules of fashion, or the pursuit of a husband. Instead, she finds herself drawn into the controversial—and dangerous—fight for women’s suffrage. But her dream is compromised, and her heart divided, when her struggle for equal rights collides with unexpected love.

Rowena Buxton

After yearning to no avail for a certain young pilot to fly back into her life, Rowena fears her chances for happiness have been jeopardized by recklessness and scandal. Burdened with guilt for bringing her sister Prudence to Summerset Abbey as a lady’s maid while she herself led a life of privilege, Rowena hopes to one day make amends. But her desire to set things right is complicated by her passion for flight and a sudden engagement . . . to the wrong man.

Prudence Tate

Raised like a sister to Victoria and Rowena, then banished to the servants’ quarters when their father passed away, Prudence has seen both sides of life, upstairs and down. But once the truth about her parentage was revealed, Prudence forged a new life for herself, married to a penniless veterinary student. Living in poverty in a shabby London flat, she wonders if she’s made a terrible mistake— and there’s no turning back. . . .

Night Owl Reviews May, 2013 4.00