Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Gates of Rutherford

Idgie Says:
A perfect book for those that long to lose themselves in the old world beauty of the privileged British.  Yes, this is the same time period as the very popular Downton Abbey clan.

This is the third book in this series.  Great escapism read. 
Berkley Trade Paperback Original; September 1, 2015

Book Description 
From Elizabeth Cooke, the author of Rutherford Park, The Wild Dark Flowers, and the international bestseller The Ice Child, comes THE GATES OF RUTHERFORD, (Berkley Trade Paperback Original; September 1, 2015) the third book in the highly addictive Rutherford Park series that returns to the stately environs of Rutherford Park and the embattled upper class Cavendish family during World War I.

Charlotte Cavendish has been dreaming of her old home at Rutherford Park. It is April 1917; she is nineteen years old. And everywhere there is change. The war still rages on the Continent, where her brother fights for the Royal Flying Corps. Her parents’ marriage is in jeopardy, with her mother falling for a charming American in London.

But not all is grim. Charlotte is marrying Preston, the blinded soldier whom she nursed back to health. Her parents couldn’t be happier about this. The young man hails from a well-established and wealthy family in Kent, and he’s solid and respectable. They hope he’s the one to tame their notoriously headstrong daughter.

But as time passes, Charlotte slowly comes to the realization that she is not truly happy. And for a reason she is only just beginning to understand. A reason she dare not reveal to the family—or the world.