Pargetters Author:Norah Lofts Pargeting is a skilled trade, and Adam Woodley created such beautiful plaster designs for John Mercer's new house at Minsham that Mercer named the house Pargeters in honor of the craftsman. But when Mercer's daughter Penelope fell in love and married Woodley, little did both men realize just how strongly their families would be united in that fi... more »ne house during the turbulent years of battle and bloodshed which lay ahead.
In the next generation, however, Adam's spirited daughter Sarah would realize it. As her brother John valiantly fought for the King under the reckless Prince Rupert and the tenant farmers ran off to join Cromwell's Roundheads, Sarah desperately struggled to keep Pargeters running. In a largely Puritan region of England, Sarah's Royalist leanings dangerously trapped her in a web of political intrigues. And when she saved a badly wounded young man who had a Puritan price on his head, she knew if she was caught, they both would surely hang. But Sarah's passionate heart was filled with desire and bold determination...and neither war nor tyranny would take away this man she loved- or the house she so proudly possessed.« less