Set against the vibrant and colorful backdrop of 1920s Seattle, Cate Campbell's latest Benedict Hall novel brings the tumultuous, changing world of a privileged family to vivid life.
Though born into one of Seattle's most prestigious families, Margot Benedict has fought to claim all the independence offered to young women in 1923. Where her brother, Preston, embraced a life of debauchery, Margot has a thriving medical practice. Working at a local orphanage, she's shocked to see a young boy who looks every inch a Benedict. But though she's convinced this is the illegitimate child Preston once mentioned, Margot has no way to prove any family connection.
At 16, Bronwyn Morgan fell in love with dashing Preston Benedict. Seduced and abandoned, she's arrived at Benedict Hall determined to find the son she was forced to give away. Aging matriarch Edith takes the fragile girl under her wing, but Edith's own delicate state and Preston's dangerous animosity collide, jeopardizing not only a child's future, but the Benedict legacy itself.
The story gripped me from the start. The narrator has a wonderful voice and really made it for me. Great period escapism.
What disappointed you about Benedict Hall?
Characters were annoying, story was even more annoying. The storyline with the sapphire made no sense and came from no where.
Has Benedict Hall turned you off from other books in this genre?
is this even a genre?
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
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