Bound since childhood to an arranged marriage with the restless and irresponsible heir of Houghton Hall, Viscount Miles Houghton; Lady Catherine Abbott, now grown, finds herself torn between duty to her family and her smoldering ambitions. Possessed of a nimble, curious mind, a love of science and the natural world, and a singular talent for illustration, Catherine desperately longs to accomplish something before she resigns herself to a loveless marriage and the idle, aristocratic whirl of parties and social gatherings within the confines of the palatial Houghton Hall.
Banished before his final year of medical training for pushing harder on the boundaries of scientific knowledge than any student at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, the mysterious and driven Simon McKensie has blurred the lines between research and criminality and must now choose between exile to the rural country village of Wells, or the hangman’s noose.
When the terrifying Great Plague of 1665 spreads from London to Wells, the town’s very existence is threatened and Catherine must confront her fears, her place in the world – and the burning passions she has long held inside.
|Publisher:||Gail Avery Halverson|
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About the Author
GAIL AVERY HALVERSON is the playwright and composer of musical plays that have been performed for over 250,000 children since 2004. Writing for both theater and television, she holds a degree in Communications/English Literature from the University of California, Davis; and is currently at work on a television pilot for Double Trouble Productions, Inc. She lives in Northern California with her husband and son. When not writing, she loves to share her passions for traveling, renovating houses, gardening and throwing dinner parties for dear friends. The Boundary Stone is her first novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4 Star review of The Boundary Stone (The Stockbridge Series Book 1) by Gail Avery Halverson This was a new author to me. I don’t usually read historical romance, but since 2016 is the year of challenges, I decided to take the opportunity to read a genre I have not read before. The story was well written and it was obvious that the author had taken the time to research the era in time that the story is set in. The characters had depth and I really enjoyed the heroine Lady Catherine Abbott. What happens when a woman is forced to choose between the duty of her family and her ambitions, something that is frowned upon in this historical novel, this is the situation that Lady Catherine finds herself in. Although a strong and quite independent woman, can she fight society and her family’s expectations? This book was full of surprises, twists and turns not to mention riveting. I will say I was pleasantly surprised as I am not a real fan of the historical genre. Ms. Halverson’s writing was descriptive and at times I really felt as though I had been transported back to England in the 1600’s. I look forward to seeing where the author takes Lady Catherine in the second instalment.