Widowed during the First World War at the age of 21, Christina returns to Flambards in the hope of picking up the threads of the life she knew before her marriage. But the Flambards Christina returns to is not the same. Uncle Russell and her beloved Will are dead. The arrogant Mark is now posted as missing and Dick, the young groom who taught her how to ride, has long since joined the Cavalry. Always neglected, Flambards itself is now nearly decrepit: the paddocks a jungle, the house buried in ivy, and, strangest of all, the once busy stables empty and desolate.
Christina, filled with terrible memories of the past, needs distraction, and she sets herself to the task of creating out of this ruin the gracious house and grounds she used to dream of - and what’s harder, of making it pay as a farm.
Original title: Flambards in Summer
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Horses