Groom, best man, guests, even a bishop - but where is the bride? An orphan fresh out of convent school, Prue Pagan has no home and nowhere to go. Then a chance meeting with her worldly-wise friend Cleo lands her a summer job in the north of England at Mountjoy Castle, where generations of the Mountjoy family have loved, lusted, and scandalised their neighbours. Prue's innocence is no protection against the wickedness of the English upper classes. As a long sultry summer settles on the castle and its surrounding villages, Prue must find her feet and make friends in an unfamiliar world of musicians, aristocrats and witchy housekeepers - and fend off the advances of attractive, predatory Valdemar Mountjoy. Will Prue take fright, listen to her heart - or succumb to the temptations lurking on every side? Music, magic, mischief, and mayhem entangled with more than a hint of midsummer madness make for an enchanting, witty, and romantic listen. Escape into another world and delight in the lives of a host of fascinating characters. This is the England of Wodehouse and Downton Abbey, where wickedness and scandal lurk beneath the superb self-confidence of the upper classes.
©1994 Elizabeth Pewsey (P)2014 Audible Inc.
I've now downloaded all novels in this series, which must be a testament in itself. The stories are interesting, the characters engaging, and they are all beautifully read by Dawn Murphy, who manages to give different and recognisable voices to a large cast of protagonists. I thoroughly recommend.
"Pru's life has dramatic changes"
Orphaned and raised in boarding school by an only aunt. Left with no money and no place to live she sets out on her own after aunts death.Through wonderful chances of events she finds her in a soon marriage to money. But will she marry? Non stop reading will lead you to the unexpected delightful end. Enjoy!
"The best laid plans"
I enjoyed this story, the characters, and the narrator. It was not at all what I expected but I am glad I finished the book.
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