Wellington's victory at Waterloo brought relief to hundreds of families whose husbands, fathers and brothers would return once Napoleon was defeated. At Pennard Hall the situation was no different. Mothers, wives and sisters breathed a sigh of relief when one by one their loved ones returned home.
Things however are never what they seem and Pennard Hall had its fair share of secrets. Luke returned home before his brother Michael did and he came back to know that he had a son - Matthew who was his mirror image and how Isobel was going to confront Michael with this bit of news was another challenge. Luke and Michael's mother the Dowager had her own secret and that was going to affect not just the family but also Matthew's inheritance. It was a very tangled web and it was made worse by the discovery of Lydia in France - an illegitimate child by Michael. With Lydia's mother dying bringing the child back to England was the only choice but how they were going to explain Lydia to the world at large is a question they would all have to face.
The story of the family, the setting and background of the times made the book an interesting read. A family saga but the history of the story - with Wellington, Napoleon and the entire turbulent history of the time made it a very enjoyable read.