The Summer Fields

· Canelo

About this ebook

Amid war and an epidemic, a Welsh dairy maid fears the pain of loss may be the price of love, in this “unique historical romance”(Historical Novels Review).
At the dawn of the eighteenth century, smallpox is ravaging England, but dairy maid Elen Griffiths is blessed with immunity. After she’s sent away to Duntisbourne Hall to nurse the ailing Viscount Mordiford, though, the blessing feels like a curse. There, Elen finds a horribly afflicted patient, but she also discovers a friend in a charming valet.
However, before long, sinister forces threaten Elen’s life and honor. After she’s rescued by the man she’s grown to love, she flees the country with the English army, not knowing if her affections are returned.
Across the Channel, Elen finds purpose serving as a nurse during the Duke of Marlborough’s campaign. Surrounded by the horror and confusion of the brutal war against the French, Elen is reunited with her love on the eve of the Battle of Blenheim—and learns that his feelings mirror her own. But as the bloody conflict rages and a dangerous figure from Elen’s past returns, a moment of joy may be all they ever know . . .

From the author of A Dangerous Act of Kindness, this is “a gloriously original tale, based on historical truth” (James Hawes).

About the author

LP Fergusson grew up on the borders of Wales. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Oxford Brookes University. She edits the historical blog With Love from Graz which was featured on BBC Radio Wales, Radio 2 and BBC4’s A Very British Romance with Lucy Worsley. She now lives in an Oxfordshire village beneath the chalk downs where her debut novel is set.

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