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'Midsummer Eve 1670. Two unexpected visitors arrive at a shabby warehouse on the south side of the River Thames. The first is a wealthy man hoping to find the lover he deserted twenty-one years before. James Avery has everything to offer, including the favor of the newly restored King Charles II, and he believes that the warehouse's poor owner Alinor has the one thing his money cannot buy-his son and heir. The second visitor is a beautiful widow from Venice in deepest mourning. She claims Alinor as her mother-in-law and has come to tell Alinor that her son Rob has drowned in the dark tides of the Venice lagoon. Alinor writes to her brother Ned, newly arrived in faraway New England and trying to make a life between the worlds of the English newcomers and the American Indians as they move toward inevitable war. Alinor tells him that she knows-without doubt-that her son is alive and the widow is an imposter. Set in the poverty and glamour of Restoration London, in the golden streets of Venice, and on the tensely contested frontier of early America, this is a novel of greed and desire: for love, for wealth, for a child, and for home." -- Provided by publisher.
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Hood River County Library FIC GREGORY (Text) 33892100715011 Adult New Books Book None 12/15/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501187186
  • ISBN: 150118718X
  • Physical Description: 452 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, an Imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2020.

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General Note:
Map on endpapers.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-452).
Summary, etc.:
'Midsummer Eve 1670. Two unexpected visitors arrive at a shabby warehouse on the south side of the River Thames. The first is a wealthy man hoping to find the lover he deserted twenty-one years before. James Avery has everything to offer, including the favor of the newly restored King Charles II, and he believes that the warehouse's poor owner Alinor has the one thing his money cannot buy-his son and heir. The second visitor is a beautiful widow from Venice in deepest mourning. She claims Alinor as her mother-in-law and has come to tell Alinor that her son Rob has drowned in the dark tides of the Venice lagoon. Alinor writes to her brother Ned, newly arrived in faraway New England and trying to make a life between the worlds of the English newcomers and the American Indians as they move toward inevitable war. Alinor tells him that she knows-without doubt-that her son is alive and the widow is an imposter. Set in the poverty and glamour of Restoration London, in the golden streets of Venice, and on the tensely contested frontier of early America, this is a novel of greed and desire: for love, for wealth, for a child, and for home." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Families > Fiction.
Family-owned business enterprises > Fiction.
Rich people > Fiction.
Inheritance and succession > Fiction.
Impostors and imposture > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Great Britain > History > Civil War, 1642-1649 > Fiction.
London (England) > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.
Novels.

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