Thursday, April 26, 2012

Review:The Sumerton Women by D.L. Bogdan








This book was a little more than I expected. I enjoyed it. I even read some of it to my children. They didn't want me to stop reading it. They wanted to know what was going to happen to Mirabella in the end. My oldest was in tears by the end of the book. So we liked it a lot. Here is a summary from the back of the book:
Orphaned at age eight, Lady Cecily Burkhart becomes the ward of Harold Pierce, Earl of Sumerton. The charming Lord Hal and his wife, Lady Grace, immediately welcome sweet-natured Cecily as one of their own. With Brey,their young son, Cecily develops an easy, playful friendship. But their intensely devout daughter, Mirabella, is consumed by her religious vocation- and by her devotion to Father Alec Cahill. the family priest and tutor.
With Father Alec as her closest confidant, Cecily begins to glimpse the painful secrets at the heart of the Pierce family. When tragedy strikes at home, and Henry's VIII's obsession with Anne Boleyn leads to violent upheaval across England, Mirabella is robbed of her calling and the future Cecily dreamed of is ripped away in turn. As Cecily struggles to hold together the fractured household, she and Alec also grapple with a dangerous mutual attraction. Plagued with jealousy, Mirabella unleashes a tumultuous chain of events that threatens to destroy everyone around her. For with treachery and suspicion rampant, desire has the power to shatter a family-and tear a kingdom apart.
At the end of the book is a study guide which would come in handy if you are a member of a book club or book study.
The book was given to me for free for my honest review.