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The summer country : a novel

Willig, Lauren (author.).

Summary: "Barbados, 1854: Emily Dawson has always been the poor cousin in a prosperous English merchant clan -- merely a vicar's daughter, and a reform-minded vicar's daughter, at that. Everyone knows that the family's lucrative shipping business will go to her cousin, Adam, one day. But when her grandfather dies, Emily receives an unexpected inheritance: Peverills, a sugar plantation in Barbados, a plantation her grandfather never told anyone he owned. When Emily accompanies her cousin and his new wife to Barbados, she finds Peverills a burnt-out shell, reduced to ruins in 1816, when a rising of enslaved people sent the island up in flames. Rumors swirl around the derelict plantation; people whisper of ghosts. Why would her practical-minded grandfather leave her a property in ruins? Why are the neighboring plantation owners, the Davenants, so eager to acquire Peverills? The answer lies in the past, a tangled history of lies, greed, clandestine love, heartbreaking betrayal, and a bold bid for freedom."--Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780062839022
  • ISBN: 9780062839039
  • ISBN: 0062839020
  • ISBN: 0062839039
  • Physical Description: print
    464 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
Subject: Haunted places Fiction
Inheritance and succession Fiction
Sugar plantations Fiction
Family secrets Fiction
Barbados History 19th century Fiction
Genre: Historical fiction.

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  • 52 of 52 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 4 of 4 copies available at Rockingham County Public Library.


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