After her mother’s suicide, Abbie Myers returns home to the Lake District with her young child—and no wedding ring. Estranged from her turbulent family for many years, Abbie is heartbroken when she hears that they blame her for this tragedy.
Determined to uncover her mother’s past, Abbie approaches her beloved grandmother, Millie, in search of answers. The old woman reveals the story of how she travelled to Russia in 1911 as a young governess and became caught up in the revolution.
As Abbie struggles to reconcile with her family, and to support herself and her child, she realizes that those long-ago events created aftershocks that threaten to upset the fragile peace she longs to create.
Set against the backdrops of the English Lake District in the 1960s and the upheavals of revolutionary Russia,The Amber Keeper is a sweeping tale of jealousy and revenge, reconciliation and forgiveness.
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About the Author
Born in Lancashire, Freda Lightfoot has been a teacher and a bookseller, and in a mad moment even tried her hand at the 'good life'.
Inspired by this tough life on the fells, memories of her Lancashire childhood, and her passion for history, she has published forty family sagas and historical novels including Daisy’s Secret and Watch for the Talleyman.
Freda has lived in the Lake District, in Cornwall, but now spends her winters in Spain and the rainy summers in the UK.
For more information about Freda, visit her website: www.fredalightfoot.co.uk.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was a wonderful read. Loved the storyline, characters and historical background of the Russian Revolution. I enjoyed the story start to finish. Stayed up all night to finish it. I learned quite a bit about the Russian history. The book made me laugh, cry and be astonished all at the same time. I highly recommend this book. ENJOY!