The Heritage Author:Frances Parkinson Keyes Once again Frances Parkinson Keyes has turned back the clock and crossed the seas to reveal a turlulent land and the unfolding of a passionate love. — "The Heritage" is the Romantic and suspenseful story of Peter Bradford, a young Irish American who is the heir apparent to the title and the estate of an Irish great-uncle he has never seen. In th... more »e course of an all-night journey from London to Dublin on the Irish Mail, Peter falls in love at first sight with a beautiful French girl who is traveling on the same train and the same ship. His upbringing has been that of a proper Bostonian; his mother has never returned to Ireland since her marriage; even his Irish maternal grandmother, Lady Susannah Glover, whom he dearly loves, has been powerless to break the ties that bind him to Beacon Hill -- until they are abruptly ruptured by Peter's fateful encounter with Anne, the mysterious French girl.
Without preparation, Peter is suddenly thrust into the difficult task of adapting himself to a way of life with which he is unfamiliar and which is actually distasteful to him. He manages, nevertheless, to assume his new responsibilities in a way that commands the respect of everyone who meets him; and, meanwhile, he overcomes the apparently insurmountable difficulties which confront him in his ardent courtship.« less