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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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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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