Kassia learns that her life is not her own, but the narrow path provided by her parents and a rigid, male-dominated society is one she cannot follow. Not at all the typical Victorian girl, Kassia has a simple dream, to become a writer and live by the sea with her colorful cousin Cade,a character beyond all others whom she loves dearly. Their relationship, though, is strictly forbidden, creating inhibitions in Kassia's mind; she cannot give herself over to him completely. Disillusioned, Cade begins to spend a great deal of time at the home of Deborah Woodson, a most curious choice, and Kassia focuses her desires on an older, intriguing man, Heath Preston.They appear to be moving in different directions until Kassia's father makes a stunning decision that challenges everyone's character and compels them to assess what they can live with and live without.
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Kassia West- A spunky teen age girl way ahead of her years in time. A live wire from a family of wealth growing up in London during an era when women were relegated to a life time of subservience. The author paints a superb picture of Kassia, her love of adventure, her rebellious nature and most of all the forbidden love of her life, Cade. Also many other interesting and entertaining characters come alive on the pages of this book adding to a delightful story that's revealed to the reader by a most talented writer. I'm hoping that a sequel will follow! Loved it!
A Great Read! A well put together story line of life in London long ago. In vivid depiction the writer unveils the lives of the wealthy to the other side of the tracks -- the seedy side of London. This novel deserves a much higher rating than the run of the mill romance novel. The author, S. A. Freeman accurately portrays the restrictions, rules and laws that applied to women during those times (wives, mothers, and daughters) . The main character, Kassia, does not stand still for any of these controls on her life! The cast of characters run from the repugnant to the endearing. The choice of the writer's words to describe the scenes and dialogue are so well chosen they seem to flow so freely from his/her pen. This results in the readers of this book being encased in the story (plot) hook, line and sinker from the first page to the last.