The Summer Maiden

by Dilly Court

Part of the The River Maid Series

eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction Sagas and Romance

The Summer Maiden Synopsis

The second book in a stunning new series from Sunday Times bestseller, Dilly Court 1873. When Carrie Manning's father dies her mother, Esther, is heartbroken. Essie leaves London to convalesce with her good friend Lady Alice, and it is down to Carrie to look after her family and take charge of the shipping company that her father has left behind. But the company is in dire straits, forcing Carrie seek work as a companion to Maria Colville. When Carrie and Maria try to track down Maria's mother, they have no idea of the secrets that they will discover. Secrets that link the Colvilles, the Mannings and figures from the past who return to England. Carrie's journey is as unpredictable as the waters that link the rival shipping companies, but will her determination be enough to preserve the legacy of her family's name?

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Closing date: 31/08/2018

We are offering THREE lucky people the chance to win the Series 4 box set of the hit ITV period drama (RRP: £24.99). 1796: To defend Cornwall and those he loves from an empowered George, Ross must learn to play the political game on a journey that takes him to the nation's capital and into new perils. While Demelza manages the Poldark’s affairs at home, Elizabeth moves to further secure her marriage. Drake struggles in resigning Morwenna to life with Osborne and the Enyses are tested as never before. Prime Minister Pitt calls an election and uncertainty grips the country. While Ross watches Cornwall suffer under the power of Truro’s MP, George Warleggan, Demelza’s infidelity leaves her strained between her husband and a lovesick Hugh, who is set to rival George in the upcoming election. The Enyses contemplate having a child and Elizabeth seeks the same to secure her marriage. Meanwhile, Morwenna uses Osborne’s affair with her sister Rowella to keep the reverend’s advances at bay and Demelza seeks to reconcile rival local Lords Falmouth and Basset. The draw closes on the 31st August and the winner will be notified by the 7th September.

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The Summer Maiden Press Reviews

Praise for Dilly Court:

`Feisty female characters to fall in love with in a spirited, adventurous novel' Sunday Express

`Dilly Court's latest novel is another page-turner that will keep you gripped to the end - 5 stars' The People's Friend

`As always Dilly keeps you absorbed right to the end' Choice

`A rollicking, fast-paced adventure with a hint of romance!' My Weekly

`Spellbinding . . . you just keep turning the pages' Daily Mail

`A fast-paced, riveting read' Sunday Express

`Perfect for Downton Abbey fans ... heart-tugging' Peterborough Telegraph

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ISBN: 9780008199647
Publication date: 18/06/2018
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008199647
Publication date: 18th June 2018
Author: Dilly Court
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 512 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Sagas and Romance,
Categories: Sagas, Historical fiction,

About Dilly Court

Dilly Court grew up in North-east London and began her career in television, writing scripts for commercials. She is married with two grown-up children and four grandchildren, and now lives in Dorset on the beautiful Jurassic Coast with her husband. She is the author of seventeen novels and also writes under the name of Lily Baxter. 

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