Frost in the Sun

Frost in the Sun

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by Claire Lorrimer
     
 

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Casilda Montero is the beautiful and hot-blooded daughter of a wealthy Spanish aristocrat. Sent from the family hacienda in Southern Spain to an English boarding school, she befriends Joscelin Howard, a shy, serious English girl.

As both girls find themselves swept up in the dramatic events unfolding in 1930s Europe, this enduring friendship is the

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Casilda Montero is the beautiful and hot-blooded daughter of a wealthy Spanish aristocrat. Sent from the family hacienda in Southern Spain to an English boarding school, she befriends Joscelin Howard, a shy, serious English girl.

As both girls find themselves swept up in the dramatic events unfolding in 1930s Europe, this enduring friendship is the one constant in their lives.

From the carefree glamour of London high society to the devastation of the battlefields in Spain, Casilda, Joscelin and their families are tragically linked by passion and bloodshed.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This run-of-the-mill family saga follows the members of two wealthy enclaves, the English Costains and the Spanish Monteros. When, in 1913, Casilda Montero, indulged and impulsive, leaves her father's vast cattle ranch for an English convent school, she accomplishes two things: she comes closer to her cousin Alan Costain, whom she is determined to marry; and she makes a lifelong friend in Joscelin Howard, a talented student whose family is of lower social status. As Casilda pursues stormy sexual relationships and Joscelin struggles with her unexpressed love for Alan, the Spanish Civil War looms. Soon brothers and cousins will be on opposite sides; Casilda's brother lives in Germany with a Jewish wife under the shadow of nascent Nazism. The sprawling story reaches even to New York, where Lady Costain, Alan's mother, has fled from an unfulfilling marriage. Scenes of aristocratic power and privilege, and of consummated and thwarted passion mark the plot's milestones, but there is no single character among the many in this busy novel who is realized beyond a stereotypical mold. Lorrimer's other romances include Mavreen and The Chatelaine. (February)
Library Journal
Casilda Montero meets Joscelin Howard when the eight-year-olds are first sent to an English convent school before World War I. The wealthy daughter of a Spanish nobleman, Cassy becomes the champion of less fortunate Joss, including her in family events and making her the recipient of all her confidences for the next 30 years. As a child, Joss falls in love with Cassy's English cousin Alan. Although her love for him grows as she does, she feels such gratitude to Cassy that she willingly sacrifices her own happiness. If Joss's self-denial can be accepted, the reader will enjoy a tightly written historical novel offering several perspectives on the Spanish Civil War. As a love story, however, the book leaves the reader dissatisfied. Andrea Lee Shuey, Dallas P.L.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444750508
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
Publication date:
03/27/2014
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
421,580
File size:
1 MB

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