Meryen

5 books in series
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Holding the Light Summary

In 1849, the Poltraze Estate has been deserted by Squire Nankervis, and 16-year-old Clemency Kivell is stunned when her father, Seth, announces that he wants to buy it. Trespassing in the abandoned big house, rebel-in-spirit Clemency encounters Kingsley Faraday, who tells her he’s bought Poltraze, but will not be the new squire.

Seth is furious he’s lost out, but when Poltraze Farm is bequeathed to Clemency by Squire Nankervis, grateful for her rescue of his infant son, Seth sees his chance, moving the family there and renaming it Trenbarvear.

But his vindictive bullying causes tragedy, and the family deserts him. He plots murder and revenge on them all, and only the strength and wits of Clemency can save those she loves.

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  • Book 1

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  • Book 4

    • Holding the Light

    • By: Gloria Cook
    • Narrated by: Patricia Gallimore
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In 1849, the Poltraze Estate has been deserted by Squire Nankervis, and 16-year-old Clemency Kivell is stunned when her father, Seth, announces that he wants to buy it. Trespassing in the abandoned big house, rebel-in-spirit Clemency encounters Kingsley Faraday, who tells her he’s bought Poltraze, but will not be the new squire.

    Regular price: £13.99

  • Book 5

    • Dream Chasers

    • By: Gloria Cook
    • Narrated by: Patricia Gallimore
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Free-spirited Clemency Kivell is proud of achieving ownership of a music shop in the industrial village of Meryen. The village’s young squire Matthew Faraday, who’s in love with Clemency, decides to hold a May Day festival. However, the event is spoiled – first for Clemency, when her cousin Jowan proposes to her and takes offence at her rejection, and next for Matthew himself, when he and Clemency argue.

    Regular price: £13.99