By Cate Campbell
During this richly layered debut novel, Cate Campbell introduces the rich Benedict family members and takes us at the back of the grand doorways in their mansion, Benedict corridor. There, relatives and servants alike needs to face the demanding situations wrought through international battle I and the sunrise of a brand new age brimming with scandal, intrigue, and social switch. Seattle in 1920 is a urban in flux. Horse-drawn carriages percentage the cobblestone streets with newfangled motor automobiles. glossy ladies bob their hair and exhibit their ankles, caf s defy Prohibition by way of serving dainty teacups of whisky to returning vets and the wartime increase is giving method to a melancholy. Even in the Benedicts' majestic Queen Anne domestic, lifestyles is altering above and under stairs. Margot, the Benedicts' free-spirited daughter, struggles to be triumphant as a doctor regardless of gender bias and private turmoil. The loved ones employees, in particular longtime butler Abraham Blake, have continuously attempted to guard Margot from her brother Preston's merciless streak. but battle has altered Preston too no longer for the higher. And whilst an opportunity come across brings a fellow military officer into the Benedict fold, Preston's ruthlessness is caused to new heights. An engineer on the fledgling Boeing corporation, Frank Parrish has been wounded physique and soul, and in Margot, he senses a kindred spirit. yet their burgeoning friendship and Preston's starting to be wickedness may have explosive repercussions for everybody at Benedict corridor wealthy and terrible, black and white as Margot dares to persist with her personal course, irrespective of the implications.
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Benedict Hall (Benedict Hall, Book 1) by Cate Campbell