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Fiction | Historical
The Wideacre estate is bankrupt. The villagers are living
in poverty and Wideacre Hall is a smoke-blackened ruin. But,
in the Dower House, two children are being raised in
Equal claimants to the estate, rivals for the love of the
village, they are tied by a secret childhood betrothal but
forbidden to marry. Only one can be the favored child. Only
one can inherit the magical understanding between the land
and the Lacey family that can make the Sussex village grow
green again. Only one can be Beatrice Lacey's true heir.
Sensual, gripping, sometimes mystical, The Favored Child
sweeps the reader irresistibly into the eighteenth century,
a revolutionary period in English history. This rich and
dramatic novel continues the saga of the Lacey family
started in Philippa Gregory's bestselling and enduringly
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