A Bloom in Winter

A Bloom in Winter

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Baker & Taylor
A follow-up to Summerset Abbey follows Prudence's desperate marriage and move to Devonshire, which prompts a remorseful Rowena's reckless relationship with a daring flyboy and an ailing Victoria's defiant pursuit of a career in botany. Original.

Baker
& Taylor

"The highly anticipated second installment in the Summerset Abbey series, which picks up just after the climatic conclusion of book one. After Prudence's desperate marriage and move to Devonshire, sisters Rowena and Victoria fear they have lost their beloved friend forever. Guilt-ridden and remorseful, Rowena seeks comfort from a daring flyboy and embraces the most dangerous activity the world has ever seen, and Victoria defies her family and her illness to make her own dream occupation as a botanist come true. As England and the world step closer to conflict, the two young women flout their family, their upbringing, and their heritage to seize a modern future of their own making"--

Simon and Schuster
The highly anticipated second installment in the Summerset Abbey series “that will clearly appeal to fans of PBS’s Downton Abbey” (New York Journal of Books).

As the icy chill of winter, 1914, settles on the magnificent country estate of Summerset Abbey, three young women seek comfort and warmth in the smiles of friends, the fire in their hearts, and the promise of spring…

Victoria Buxton

With her delicate constitution but strong, unflappable spirit, Victoria has never followed societal conventions, the rules of fashion, or the pursuit of a husband. Instead, she finds herself drawn into the controversial—and dangerous—fight for women’s suffrage. But her dream is compromised, and her heart divided, when her struggle for equal rights collides with unexpected love.

Rowena Buxton

After yearning to no avail for a certain young pilot to fly back into her life, Rowena fears her chances for happiness have been jeopardized by recklessness and scandal. Burdened with guilt for bringing her sister Prudence to Summerset Abbey as a lady’s maid while she herself led a life of privilege, Rowena hopes to one day make amends. But her desire to set things right is complicated by her passion for flight and a sudden engagement…to the wrong man.

Prudence Tate

Raised like a sister to Victoria and Rowena, then banished to the servants’ quarters when their father passed away, Prudence has seen both sides of life, upstairs and down. But once the truth about her parentage was revealed, Prudence forged a new life for herself, married to a penniless veterinary student. Living in poverty in a shabby London flat, she wonders if she’s made a terrible mistake—and there’s no turning back…

Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2013
Edition: First Gallery Books trade paperback edition
ISBN: 9781451699050
1451699050
Branch Call Number: Fiction Brown
Characteristics: 284 pages ; 21 cm

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hgeng63 Jun 24, 2013

OK, though it doesn't really stand on its own.

hgeng63 Jun 03, 2013

Suffers from many faults of first fiction. Almost everything dramatic happens offstage! But I'm still going to read the next volume to find out what happens to the sisters.

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