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The summer country : a novel

Author: Lauren Willig
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Fiction
Historical fiction
Novels
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Willig, Lauren, author.
Summer country
New York, NY : William Morrow, [2019]
(DLC) 2018045808
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lauren Willig
ISBN: 9780062839022 9780062839039 0062839020 0062839039 9780062912299 0062912291
OCLC Number: 1049794795
Description: 464 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Lauren Willig.

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"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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