The year is 1913 and in a sprawling manor on the outskirts
of London, three young women seek to fulfill their destinies and desires amid the unspoken rules of society and the distant rumblings of war.
Buxton raised three girls into beautiful and capable young women in a bohemian
household that defied Edwardian tradition. Eldest sister Rowena Buxton was
taught to value people, not wealth or status. But everything she believes will
be tested when Sir Philip dies, and the girls must live under their uncle’s
guardianship at the vast family estate, Summerset Abbey. Standing up for a beloved
family member sequestered to the “underclass” in this privileged new world, and
drawn into the Cunning Coterie, an exclusive social circle of aristocratic
“rebels,” Rowena must decide where her true passions—and loyalties—lie.
in body but filled with an audacious spirit, younger sister Victoria Buxton secretly
dreams of attending university to become a botanist like her father. But this
most unladylike wish is not her only secret—Victoria has stumbled upon a family
scandal that, if revealed, has the potential to change lives forever.
was lovingly brought up alongside Victoria and Rowena, and their bond is as
strong as blood. But by birth she is a governess’s daughter, and to the lord of
Summerset Abbey, that makes her a commoner who must take her true place in
society—as lady’s maid to her beloved “sisters.” But Prudence doesn’t belong in
the downstairs world of the household staff any more than she belongs upstairs
with the Buxton girls. And when a young lord catches her eye, she begins to
wonder if she’ll ever truly carve out a place for herself at Summerset Abbey. Download and start listening now!