Geraldine Boyce’s ambitious new novel “A Daughter's Inheritance: A Novel” explores more than a century of women’s history, from 1815 to just after World War II.
Bloomington, IN (PRWEB) September 14, 2012
“A Daughter's Inheritance” spans six generations of mothers and daughters, their life stories knitted together into an ongoing family saga to show the vast changes to English society. These women are witnesses, participants and survivors through the Regency Period, the Victorian Age, the Industrial Revolution and into the 20th century, with its world wars and social reforms.
At the heart of the novel are the lives, loves and social causes of six strong women – Violet, a kitchen maid; Amanda, her illegitimate daughter who marries an aristocrat; Felicity, a pianist who manages her husband’s recital tours; Norma, the battered wife of a wealthy scoundrel; Prudence, a women’s suffragist and social reformer; and Christine, a World War II photojournalist.
As one reader commented, “This captivating novel shows how wealthy and working class women struggled and adapted to personal challenges and times of social upheaval over the decades. The real joy of reading ‘A Daughter’s Inheritance’ comes from the feeling of being adopted into a remarkable family, a line of mothers and daughters who will stay with you as friends long after you have finished the book. ”
About the Author
Geraldine Boyce is a British American author of the novels “Homefront” and “Here and There,” both published by Fithian Press/Daniel & Daniel. She lives in Marin County, Calif.
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