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Fiction | Historical
I was almost seventeen when the spell of my childhood was
broken...It was the beginning of summer and, unbeknown to
any of us then, the end of a belle epoque...
July of 1914, innocent, lovely Clarissa Granville lives with
her parents and three brothers in the idyllic isolation of
Deyning Park, a grand English country house, where she
whiles away her days enjoying house parties, country walks
and tennis matches. Clarissa is drawn to Tom Cuthbert, the
housekeeper's handsome son. Though her parents disapprove of
their upstairs-downstairs friendship, the two are determined
to see each other, and they meet in secret to share what
becomes a deep and tender romance. But soon the winds of war
come to Deyning, as they come to all of Europe. As Tom
prepares to join the front lines, neither he nor Clarissa
can envision what lies ahead of them in the dark days and
years to come. Nor can they imagine how their love will be
tested, or how they will treasure the memory of this last,
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