A must-read for Downton Abbey fansóa lush, historical novel about the secretive Darlingtons of Wentworth Hall.
Canít get enough of Downton Abbey? Visit Wentworth Hall. Itís one of Englandís oldest estates, and the Darlingtons are among the elite class of British society. But under the wealth are secrets that must stay hidden.
Itís 1912, and eighteen-year-old Maggie and her mother have just returned from a year abroad where Lady Darlington has had a baby boy, James. But he is not the only addition to the house. They have also brought back Therese, their new French tutor, as well as welcomed the orphaned teenage twins, Teddy and Jessica, who have just lost their father aboard the Titanic. This adds to an already crowded house of Darlingtons and staff, all of whom have a penchant for gossiping about their employers.
As time passes, it becomes clear that Teddy and Jessica would rather be anywhere else and that Maggie is a different person from the one who left Wentworth. Her familyís financial future rests with her finding the best husbandóand her parents are sure that is Teddy.
When scandalous satires start appearing in the newspaper with details that closely mirror the lives of the Darlingtons, the family is determined to find the culprit and keep their affairs under wraps. But at Wentworth Hall, nothing stays secret for longÖ.