The Summer of the Spanish Woman Author:Catherine Gaskin Passionate romance and rich historical drama weave an irresistible spell in this magnificent new novel by the author of The Lynmara Legacy. — Seventeen-year-old Charlotte Drummond had lost her family's ancient Irish estate to a dashing, handsome young man named Richard Selwin. It might have marked the beginning of a fairytale come true-for Charlo... more »tte fell in love with the new Lord Blodmore, and he with her. But he was married, and she was forced to flee the forbidden affair-flee Ireland and the only home she had ever known, with no hope of return.
She would settle in the Spanish town of Jerez-in a crumbling mansion her grandfather left her-and there would come of age among the proud, haughty heirs to the great Spanish sherry fortunes. The close-knit families of Jerez did not welcome strangers who came to stay-but Charlotte was driven to make a place for herself in the strict circles of the Andalusian aristocracy. In time she would succeed-but the first man she had loved would always haunt her, and one day, she knew, he would reach out to touch her life again.
Catherine Gaskin has written a sweeping, breath-taking tale that spans the years from the turn of the century to the start of the Spanish Civil War. It is a bold, exciting, and colorful saga of two distant lives bound forever in memory, hope, and dream.« less