Tuesday, 3 May 2011
#111 (#47) - The Flight of Swallows ~ Audrey Howard
Being the daughter of a "gentleman" doesn't always accord you luxury and privilege. Charlotte Drummond's father is a brute of a man, ruling his house with a rod of iron, and dispensing Charlotte and her brothers discipline and humiliation for the tiniest of infractions.
Due to re-marry himself Arthur Drummond is keen to marry the sixteen year old Charlotte off to the much older Brooke Armstrong. Whilst full of mettle and wishing to defy her father, she's eventually forced into the marriage - if only to protect her brothers.
Brooke is fabulously wealthy, but also adores her, and had not realised the life Charlotte and her siblings had been subjected too, or that she had been forced into the match .... therefore, it's safe to say that the path to true love does not run smoothly for this pair.
However, when tradgedy strikes Charlotte finally admits that she has come to love and adore her husband.
A 4.5 **** Star read.