Synopses & Reviews
In the Morland Dynasty series, the majestic sweep of English history is richly and movingly portrayed through the fictional lives of the Morland family. It is 1807, and as armies march and counter-march across Europe, Lucy, trying to rebuild her life after the death of Captain Weston, receives an unexpected and disturbing offer of marriage from an army officer. James and Heloise are happy at Morland Place, except for the hostility of Jamess daughter and heiress Fanny towards her stepmother. Fanny is eager to inherit more than just Morland Place, and visits her maternal grandfather in Manchester in the hope of persuading him to leave her his cotton mills. But for all her hard-headedness, she falls in love with the dashing but unscrupulous Lieutenant Hawker, and her determination to marry him threatens disaster.
1807: the Napoleonic Wars continue and their violence reverberates in the lives of the Morland family.
Lucy trying to rebuild her life after the death of her lover, Captain Weston, is thrown into doubt and confusion by an unexpected proposal of marriage. At Morland Place, the hard-won happiness of James and Heloise is threatened by his rebellious daughter, Fanny. As heiress to the Morland estate, Fanny is determined to claim more than her inheritance, but for those dependent on her generosity, Fanny's decision to marry the unscrupulous Lieutenant Hawker brings only anxiety.
These troubled times hold many surprises, and in their darkest hour the Morlands make an astonishing discovery which enables them to face the uncertain future with new strength.