The storms of war

Fans of Downton Abbey will love this book

England, summer 1914. Settled at Stoneythorpe Hall, German-born Rudolf de Witt and his wife are planning a wedding of their eldest daughter. Their two sons are studying in Paris and Cambridge, and Celia, the youngest, dreams of escaping her carefully mapped-out future and exploring the world.

However, the war is approaching, and the de Witts are suddenly shunned by a society that previously embraced them. The family is also soon torn apart by sorrow and buffeted by the storms of war. As Celia struggles to make sense of the changing world around her, she finds herself embroiled in a world that puts not only herself but those she love in danger.

Review by: Stadsbiblioteket i Närpes Tuesday, September 27, 2016