Hadley Vanderveer and her twin brother Harry, born and raised in Amsterdam, never expected to live in South Africa, but the sudden death of their father and their Dutch grandfather's reprisals for his son's having married an English woman force them, with their mother, to sail off to the British colony of Natal to live with their "mythical" English grandfather who, not approving of his daughter's choice of husband, had long since sailed off to seek his fortune in South Africa.
Expecting a lonely, isolated life in a strange land, to their surprise, their English grandfather, formerly a colonel in the British Army, has acquired a fortune, a large, comfortable house on the edge of the veldt, and a wide circle of friendships which include British and Boers (Dutch living in South Africa) as well as Zulu employees. But before a year has passed, the Second Anglo-Boer War breaks out, and as happens in a war, families are split, friendships are shattered, and love is put to the test.
©2009 Beverly Enwall Asgaard Viking Editions (P)2013 Asgaard Volomg Edotopms
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