Cinders & Sapphires (At Somerton)
Title: Cinders & Sapphires (At Somerton)
Author: Leila Rasheed
HIST TEEN RASHEED
“Great pick for “Downton Abbey” fans, complete with family secrets, scheming servants, and an upper-class daughter who shocks her family by wanting to go to Oxford rather than accept an advantageous marriage.”
—Sheri at KDL’s Service Center
Amazon Description: One house, two worlds…
For the first time in a decade, the Averleys have returned to Somerton, their majestic ancestral estate. But terrible scandal has followed Ada’s beloved father all the way from India. Now Ada finds herself torn between her own happiness and her family’s honor. Only she has the power to restore the Averley namebut it would mean giving up her one true love . . . someone she could never persuade her father to accept.
Sumptuous and enticing, the first novel in the At Somerton series introduces two worlds, utterly different yet entangled, where ruthless ambition, forbidden attraction, and unspoken dreams are hidden behind dutiful smiles and glittering jewels. All those secrets are waiting . . . at Somerton.
“Readers who always wondered how the heroines of Jane Austen’s novels would have fared in a world careening towards modernity need not look any further.”