By Philippa Gregory
Beatrice Lacey, as strong-minded as she is gorgeous, refuses to comply to the social customs of her time. Destined to lose her family members identify and cherished Wideacre property as soon as she is wed, Beatrice will use any capacity essential to safeguard her ancestral background. Seduction, betrayal, even homicide -- Beatrice's ardour is with no apology or moral sense. "She is a Lacey of Wideacre," her father warns, "and no matter what she does, in spite of the fact that she behaves, will regularly be fitting." but whilst Beatrice's scheming turns out approximately to yield her dream, she is haunted via the only residing one who is aware the level of her plans...and her means for evil.
Sumptuously set in Georgian England, Wideacre is extremely gripping, wealthy in texture, and whole of colour and authenticity. it's a saga as impossible to resist in its singular magic as its heroine.
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