- File Size: 874 KB
- Print Length: 283 pages
- Publisher: Endeavour Press (October 13, 2015)
- Publication Date: October 13, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B016N0M30A
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,676 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Amberwell (Ayrton Family Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
While the books center around the Ayrton family of Lowland Scotland, it is actually more about all the people who live on the Amberwell estate ( and the surrounding district), servant as well as master. The war breaks down the class barrier and brings everyone together as a unit to preserve the home that they all love and to help build the school that they would eventually call Summerhills. It is a joy to read. I would also recommend "Celia's House" and "Listening Valley".
The current Willam Ayrton family has two sons, Roger and Tom, and three daughters, Connie, Nell, and Anne. Mrs. Ayrton believes that the boys should go off to school as early as possible and the girls are to be taught at home by Miss Clarke who comes in every day. Nannie is there to care for the three of them and the girls are very close. They rarely see their parents which means that their world consists of the schoolroom upstairs.
As the children grow, World War II approaches. Roger joins the military as does Tom. The three girls have been so sheltered all their lives so they have no real urge to grow up and move on. They are happy to just stay together in their beloved home of Amberwell.
The story is quite lengthy and follows the brothers as they go to war and each of the girls as they face their own future.
This is a totally fascinating book and the stories of each of the siblings grabbed me and wouldn’t let go. I don’t know when I’ve read such a good saga. I highly recommend this book to everyone. It’s fabulous.
Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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