A Divided Inheritance
From USA TODAY bestselling author Deborah Swift comes an epic historical novel set in 17th Century London and Golden Age Spain. Elspet Leviston is outraged when her scheming cousin Zachary steals her rightful inheritance. Her determination to regain it takes her from her prim life in London into the maelstrom of one of the most astonishing events in Spain’s history.
Epic historical fiction set in 17th Century London and Golden Age Spain.
Elspet Leviston has always managed her father’s lace business and expects to continue in his footsteps. So when estranged cousin Zachary Deane appears from nowhere, his arrival in her life is like an earthquake.
Zachary has no love at all for Leviston’s Lace, so when her father dies unexpectedly, Elspet is horrified to find her inheritance is tied to his. But by now, Zachary is on a Grand Tour in Spain. Determined to regain her rightful inheritance, Elspet goes to Seville in search of him, where he is training at the sword school of the charismatic Senor Alvarez.
Here, in the searing heat and dust of Spain, Elspet is thrown into one of the most turbulent moments of Spain’s history, leading her to question everything she has ever known about her country, her faith and herself.
‘A gripping, action-packed story that blends drama, suspense and romance… a true journey of discovery.’ (Lancashire Evening Post)
‘I was thoroughly gripped until the end of this exhilarating book’ (Sixtyplussurfers magazine)