Rated 4 Stars
It finally dawned on me that these books were pure Soap Opera. Great historical detail, very well written but never the less, Soaps.
I do not mean this in a detrimental way. I come from a long line of Soap Opera addicts. I can remember clearly as a very young child watching my paternal Grandmother bake bread in her farmhouse kitchen while listening to Stella Dallas and Our Gal Sunday on the radio. And Martians could be landing in my Mother's back yard and she would have still sat down at 1 p.m. every weekday to watch One Life to Live. Only the medium has changed for me. I am hooked.
PUBLISHER'S DESCRIPTION: It is 1788, and in France, as the revolution begins, Henri, the bastard offshoot of the Morland family, strives to protect his family. He binds his daughter Heloise in loveless marriage to a Revolutionary, and allies himself with the vigorous Danton. But in the bloodbath of the Terror and the fall of Danton, Henri goes to the guillotine and Heloise flees to England where she is welcomed warmly by the Morland family. In Yorkshire Jemima’s troublesome brood cause her anxiety—especially her youngest, Lucy, who disguises herself as a boy and runs away to sea—but at last she sees three of her children marry and the hope of an heir to Morland Place.