Miss Millie's Groom
Catherine E. Chapman
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It is the summer of 1914 and Britain teeters on the brink of war. Society girl, Millicent Awbridge, is oblivious to the impending conflict and preoccupied with the recent shooting of her horse. When she confronts the culprit, Ryan O'Flynn, a groom in her father's service, Millie finds romance rather than hostility. The encounter sparks a series of events that brings Millie's burgeoning womanhood to fruition.
Millie and Ryan's affair is conducted in secret but Millie's aunt has her suspicions and is determined to bring an end to it. Inevitably, the war also impacts on the young people's lives and others are implicated in the muddle. Will Millie and Ryan ever be truly united?
A subtle romance, set in England during the First World War.
"Millicent is vivacious, endearing and determined. I truly enjoyed her character a great deal from the first page to the last. She reminded me of Sybil from Downton Abbey; in fact, this novel has other overtones from that drama," (Romantic Historical Reviews, November 2016).
"As a romance, it ticks all the right boxes, and it's a pleasure to see it come with a well-written story behind it. Readers looking for a HEA will certainly enjoy it," (Bookangel.co.uk, May 2017).