By Philippa Gregory
From no 1 New York Times bestselling writer Philippa Gregory comes the beautiful first novel of an exciting trilogy in regards to the Lacey family members, and the pleasing girl on the middle of a power-hungry property prepared to visit any ability to guard her kinfolk name.
Beatrice Lacey, as strong-minded as she is gorgeous, refuses to comply to the social customs of her time. Destined to lose her historical past and cherished Wideacre property as soon as she is wed, Beatrice will use any potential essential to shield her ancestral identify. Seduction, betrayal, even murder—Beatrice's ardour is with out apology or sense of right and wrong. "She is a Lacey of Wideacre," her father warns, "and no matter what she does, notwithstanding she behaves, will consistently be fitting." but while Beatrice's scheming turns out approximately to yield her dream, she is haunted through the single residing one who is familiar with the level of her plans...and her capability for evil.
Sumptuously set in Georgian England from the "queen of royal fiction" (USA TODAY), Wideacre is very gripping, wealthy in texture, and whole of colour and authenticity. it's a saga as impossible to resist in its singular magic as its heroine.
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Wideacre: A Novel (Wideacre, Book 1) by Philippa Gregory