Daughters of England Author:Philippa Carr A poignant tale of love's ultimate triumph over deceit and greed in seventeenth century England, from the popular author of the Cornwall saga. — Sarah Standish, a naive girl of humble means, defies her parents to run off to become an actress on the London stage. She soon develops a friendship with the well-to-do Lord Rosslyn, a man with more than... more » friendship on his mind. The innocent Sarah weds Rosslyn, and she is pregnant by the time she learns that Rosslyn has another wife. She flees with her daughter, Kate, but dies while Kate is still very young.
Lord Rosslyn's intrigue does not end with Sarah's death; his greed eventually fixes on Kate as a means of securing the fate of Rosslyn Manor through an arranged marriage -- a fate that Kate is determined to deny him.
Philippa Carr was a pen-name of Elizabeth Alice Burford Hibbert, who also published as Victoria Holt, Jean Plaidy, and others.
Set against the backdrop of Catholic-Protestant unrest, rich in historical detail and capturing the vagaries of the human heart, Daughters of England is Phillipa Carr's final treasure for her fans.« less