Daughters of England Author:Philippa Carr I was beginning to realize that there was something unusual about our marriage... King Charles has returned after Cromwell's puritanical rule and England is determined to be merry. The delights of the theatre beckon to young Sarah Standish, whose friendship with a beautiful actress prompts her to run off to become an actress on the London stage.... more » Full of expectation and delight, she steps into a wonderful, exotic, and dangerous new world. A true innocent, her infatuation with handsome Lord Rosslyn leads to a quick marriage. Only too late does she realize the man she loved and trusted was a practiced schemer and a bigamist.
But it is Sarah's daughter by Lord Rosslyn, Kate, who will become the true pawn of her father's greed and duplicity. The prize is Rosslyn Manor... at a time when the fate of England enters the throes of a treacherous new fight for the throne, and Kate must battle for her future as well as her heart. Philippa Carr was a pen name of Elizabeth Alice Burford Hibbert (d. 1992), who also published as Victoria Holt, Jean Plaidy, and others.« less