The first in the classic trilogy of novels about the Eliots of Damerosehay.
Lucilla Eliot has spent a lifetime making the Hampshire estate of Damerosehay a tranquil haven for her family. When her favourite grandson, David, falls in love with an unsuitable woman, Lucilla sees her most cherished ambitions put at risk.
But can she persuade David and Nadine to put duty and family honour before love?
Genuine discernment and poignancy - Sunday Times