A captivating read that transported me to the shores of Devonshire, as four sisters adjust to their reduced circumstances by opening their home to guests.
A well written novel that does an excellent job of capturing the nuance of the time period, realistically bringing to life a full cast of unique and carefully crafted characters. The story follows the three eldest sisters as they navigate their new circumstances and responsibilities. Sarah is the eldest and takes her duty to the wellbeing of her family seriously, bearing the burdens even when her heart is on the line. Emily is charming and impulsive, while her twin Viola is more timid, but with a surprising courage. Violas was my favorite and claimed a special place in my heart, for how she overcame her fears by serving others.
A wonderful start to a brand new series that left me wanting more and hoping for the return of some of the Summers' guests in the future. I loved how as the sisters got to know their guests and new friends, that they were not as the first appeared. This is a wonderful read for fans of Jane Austen, with many compelling storylines throughout. I can't wait to return to Devonshire and the wonderful people there.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.