Sons and Daughters

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Historical Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
Blanche Mason's father is on his deathbed. Her estranged brother James is nowhere to be seen...until the entire estate is unexpectedly left in his name. Charlotte May, the orphaned girl with the voice of a songbird is taken in by her generous benefactress, Mrs Claudia Gatwick, but her generousity is poisoned by repulsive Mr Gatwick's secret eye for the young girl. Jackson, a wandering merchant, travels from the Indies to attend his dying best friend's bedside and is caught offguard by the man's daughter, Blanche. Meanwhile, Charlotte escapes Gatwick's clutches to be taken in by a young master named James who has just inherited his father's entire estate.
So, in the entwined lives of 1800s British society, sons and daughters, men and women, good and bad....all come together.

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Sons and Daughters

Submitted: June 09, 2007

Blanche Mason's father is on his deathbed. Her estranged brother James is nowhere to be seen...until the entire estate is unexpectedly left in his name. Charlotte May, the orphaned girl with the voice of a songbird is taken in by her generous benefactress, Mrs Claudia Gatwick, but her generousity is poisoned by repulsive Mr Gatwick's secret eye for the young girl. Jackson, a wandering merchant, travels from the Indies to attend his dying best friend's bedside and is caught offguard by the man's daughter, Blanche. Meanwhile, Charlotte escapes Gatwick's clutches to be taken in by a young master named James who has just inherited his father's entire estate.
So, in the entwined lives of 1800s British society, sons and daughters, men and women, good and bad....all come together. Read Chapter

Submitted: August 30, 2007

Jackson traced the fluctuations of the horizon with his steady gaze as the carriage neared the city border. In a brief moment of light, h... Read Chapter

Submitted: September 15, 2007

Blanche sat at her father’s bedside, gently running her fingers over the lace hem of her gown. The morning sunlight filtered through th... Read Chapter

Submitted: September 21, 2007

The following morning, Jackson woke with none of the fatigue or lethargy he had become accustomed to in his illustrious boarding days. He... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 04, 2007

Chapter 5 James Mason bit his lower lip and clutched the greasy shot-glass, which contained his midday meal of dry, cheap whisky, in ... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 07, 2007

James rolled the quill back and forth between his fingers, watching the plume streak colours through his dark room. The meagre light... Read Chapter

Submitted: March 21, 2008

“Let go me!” She had spoken in her broken English, but the panic stricken tone of her voice could have been comprehended in any l... Read Chapter

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