Rated 4 stars
I need to stop and write the journal entries immediately as I finish a book because they are all starting to run together for me. This book is one of the more peaceful reads I have run across in the series. It's as much as pure romance as these books ever get and no really big crises presents its self other than the death of one child. Just the regular ups and downs of raising a houseful of otherwise healthy, headstrong children.
It is 1772, and England is peaceful under George III, and Morland Place flourishes under the careful tending of Jemima and her loyal husband Allen. Their seven children often bring them heartache, but they are sustained by their love for each other and their absorbing interest in improving the estate lands. But beyond England’s shores things are not so calm. Morland cousins find themselves embroiled in the American war for independence, and the family’s bastard offshoot, Henri, disports himself in the salons of Paris while outside revolution creeps closer.