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Rookhurst Hall [text (large print)] / Elizabeth Jeffrey.

By: Jeffrey, Elizabeth.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Sutton : Severn House Large Print, 2010Description: 351 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780727878694 (hbk.); 0727878697 (hbk.).Subject(s): Antique dealers -- Fiction | Genealogy -- FictionGenre/Form: Romance fiction. | Large type books.DDC classification: Large Print Subject: "The discovery of two old photographs, one of a large house, the other of three teenage girls in Edwardian dress, puzzles twenty-year-old Lucy Armitage and sends her off on a quest with antique dealer Ben Manton to find their origins. Because although she is sure it can have nothing to do with her, one of the girls in the photograph is uncannily like Lucy herself . . . "--Publisher description.
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The discovery in an antique bureau of two old photographs, one of a large house, the other of three teenage girls in Edwardian dress, puzzles Lucy Armitage and sends her off on a quest with expert Ben Manton to find their origins. Together they visit Rookhurst Hall, the large house in the photo, but what they find only deepens the mystery.

Originally published: Sutton: Severn House, 2008.

"The discovery of two old photographs, one of a large house, the other of three teenage girls in Edwardian dress, puzzles twenty-year-old Lucy Armitage and sends her off on a quest with antique dealer Ben Manton to find their origins. Because although she is sure it can have nothing to do with her, one of the girls in the photograph is uncannily like Lucy herself . . . "--Publisher description.

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Booklist Review

Jeffrey's latest romance tells two love stories. The first is set in 1960s England and stars twentysomething Lucy Armitage, who goes to work in an antique shop and falls in love with the proprietor's son. But does he love her, too, or is he just a kind friend? The second story is set during the latter days of WWI and realistically depicts the full horror and tragedy of war. The heroine, Alice Clayton, is a servant at Rookhurst Hall, home of the wealthy and powerful Bucknell family. She falls in love with the heir to the estate despite the fact that servants simply are not allowed to love, much less marry, wealthy, titled gentlemen. The stories of Lucy and Alice are intertwined, but to reveal how would be to spoil this very readable and entertaining romance. Jeffrey pulls out all the stops, with a doppelgänger twist featuring authentic period ambience, wartime romance, requited and unrequited love, birth, death, tragedy and trauma, class wars, heirs and heiresses, and, ultimately, a hankies-at-the-ready happy ending that is as poignant as it is satisfying.--Melton, Emily Copyright 2008 Booklist