Claybourne Triology

3 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 21 ratings

The White Feather: A Novel of Forbidden Love in World War I England Publisher's Summary

The White Feather is a poignant, romantic, and sometimes tragic novel set in both the battlefields of World War I France, and in a small, Cotswold village named Claybourne-on-Coln. This engaging novel presents the reader with unforgettable characters, courageous and cowardly, generous and self-serving.

Mary Christian Payne once again takes you to a quaint, English village, where Lord Christopher Claybourne lives, with his newlywed American wife, Eleanor, and his mother, the Dowager Lady Cynthia, in his opulent family estate. At the other end of the village lives Lily Barton, in a charming cottage, with her widowed mother, Elisabeth. Their worlds meet at the beginning of World War I. This first novel in the Claybourne Trilogy takes the reader on an adventurous journey, fraught with peril, both at home and abroad.

A story of selfishness, devotion and loyalty, culminating in a perplexing mystery, The White Feather will leave you wanting more of the Claybourne family. This novel is a stand-alone book, to be enjoyed by itself, or followed up with books two and three in the trilogy.

©2014 Mary Christian Payne (P)2014 Mary Christian Payne
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  • Book 1

    • The White Feather: A Novel of Forbidden Love in World War I England

    • Claybourne Triology, Book 1
    • By: Mary Christian Payne
    • Narrated by: Lesley Parkin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    The White Feather is a poignant, romantic, and sometimes tragic novel set in both the battlefields of World War I France, and in a small, Cotswold village named Claybourne-on-Coln. This engaging novel presents the reader with unforgettable characters, courageous and cowardly, generous and self-serving.

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • The White Butterfly: A Novel About One Woman's Quest to Chase Her Dreams

    • Claybourne Trilogy Book 2
    • By: Mary Christian Payne
    • Narrated by: Lesley Parkin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Lily Barton Claybourne has a deep-seated need to be the best she can be in life. Her compassion and ability to forgive are strong components of her personality. But the aristocracy isn't interested in her dreams of a better society.

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • White Cliffs of Dover: An English Historical World War II Novel

    • Claybourne Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Mary Christian Payne
    • Narrated by: Lesley Parkin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Spanning the years 1925-1945, Lily Claybourne, the Countess of Gloucester, forges her path in the post-World War I era. Despite difficulties with her marriage, her dreams remain intact, and she strives to make them a reality. She enters into a tumultuous time in her life, filled with great achievement and heartbreaking loss. Through it all, Lily continues to grow and refuses to let misfortune block her way. This is the engaging finale to the much-loved trilogy, which began in 1914, at the beginning of the Great War.

    Regular price: $19.95