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Cinders & Sapphires

Leila Rasheed

This first entry in the new At Somerton series is a must read for fans of Downton Abbey. It is 1910 and after years spent in India, the Averleys have return to their ancestral estate, Somerton. At 16, Lady Ava Averley prefers books to ball gowns and would rather attend Oxford than find a husband. But the family is imperiled by scandal and financial ruin and Ada finds herself torn between her own happiness and her family’s honor. Only she has the power to restore the Averley name, even if it means giving up her one true love, someone she could never persuade her father to accept.