The Green Ribbons
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In 1900, Hephzibah Wildman loses her parents in a tragic accident. Alone, penniless and only eighteen, she must leave the security of the Oxford college where her stepfather was Dean, to earn her living as a governess. Her new employer, Sir Richard Egdon, a country squire, has designs upon Hephzibah but she is drawn to his son, the handsome Thomas Egdon.
Within months of arriving at Ingleton Hall, a desperate Hephzibah is forced to make a fateful decision that will change her life and the lives of all those around her.
If you like historical fiction with well developed characters and vivid descriptions you'll love The Green Ribbons.