Louise sinks into depression and Alex seeks comfort in the arms of another woman.
Alex finds refuge and revolutionary intrigue in Holland while his cousin Charles, long desirous of Louise and the family home, returns from exile, intent on fulfilling his ambition at last: to be master of Wintercombe.
All affairs of the heart, however, are caught up in a larger swirl of events as James II is about to be dethroned and as anti-Catholic, nationalist sentiment swells - a movement clandestinely aided by Alexander and a courtier who proposes to Alexander’s plain-looking and plain-spoken spinster sister Phoebe.
The final installment of the Wintercombe saga.
Praise for Treason’s Gift:
‘An outstanding historical novelist, Belle now adds another volume to her impressively researched and crafted series set during the English Civil Wars’ – Publishers Weekly
‘A richly detailed and delightful family chronicle, quickening into an unputdownable adventure story’ – Rosemary Sutcliff
‘A restful cruise for the St. Barbe faithful and period-romance insatiables.’ – Kirkus Reviews
‘A gifted storyteller…who can conjure up a period of history so that we can smell, hear and see it’ – Sarah Harrison, author of The Flowers of the Field
Pamela Belle was born and bred in Suffolk, the daughter of a local prep school headmaster. She went to the University of Sussex, and went on to become a primary school teacher. She is the author of seven previous novels including the Wintercombe series and the Moon in the Water series.