The Danbury Scandals

The Danbury Scandals

Mary Nichols


whilst Maryanne Paynter is ten, her liked mom dies and he or she is taken via her nice uncle to dwell with the Reverend Mr Cudlipp at Beckford. Her lifestyles is unexceptional till, a bit prior to her twenty-first birthday, Viscount Danbury takes her to citadel Cedars, the rustic property of the Duke of Wiltshire the place she is taken to work out the Dowager Duchess, a frail, bedridden previous woman who's it sounds as if apprehensive to make her acquaintance. livid with the best way she is handled Maryanne runs from the home, in simple terms to fall into the palms of a mysterious guy strolling throughout the woods who turns out strangely attracted to the occupants of chateau Cedars. She is uncertain no matter if he's a gypsy, a poacher or an escaped prisoner of battle, for the battle with Napoleon has simply ended with the dictator’s defeat and imprisonment of the island of Elba.
Later, she learns that her mom used to be the daughter of the 5th Duke of Wiltshire, who disowned her whilst she married a guy of whom they disapproved. yet now the outdated guy is lifeless and the dowager is worried to carry Maryanne again into the family members. rather than returning to the rectory, she is to stay with Viscount Danbury and his son, Mark, and spoiled daughter, Caroline.
It is the start of a brand new and bewildering lifestyles, now not made more uncomplicated by way of previous scandals and the occasional reappearance of the fascinating guy she met within the wooden, who turns out to have a string of pseudonyms and disguises. there's secret and hazard, a suggestion and extra scandal and Maryanne, within the thick of it, doesn't understand whom to belief. Mark or the fellow who calls himself variously le Choucas, Jack Daw or Adam St Pierre?

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