The Chatelaine

The Chatelaine By Claire Lorrimer, The Chatelaine Lovely Willow Telford was only seventeen when she married Lord Rowell Rochford and left America to become the chatelaine of Rochford Manor Her happiness seemed complete when she was handed the keys of
  • Title: The Chatelaine
  • Author: Claire Lorrimer
  • ISBN: 9780345298843
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The Chatelaine By Claire Lorrimer, Lovely Willow Telford was only seventeen when she married Lord Rowell Rochford and left America to become the chatelaine of Rochford Manor Her happiness seemed complete when she was handed the keys of the Manor.Gradually disillusion set in as Rowell proved to be cruel, unfaithful and greedy She didn t know her dowry had saved the Rockford family from destitution or thatLovely Willow Telford was only seventeen when she married Lord Rowell Rochford and left America to become the chatelaine of Rochford Manor Her happiness seemed complete when she was handed the keys of the Manor.Gradually disillusion set in as Rowell proved to be cruel, unfaithful and greedy She didn t know her dowry had saved the Rockford family from destitution or that the estate was ruled by the ruthless Grandmere who would stop at nothing to protect the family s reputation This French matriarch, obsessed with past events, of which Willow is ignorant, wreaks fearful havoc on Willow s life.Although bitterly disappointed with her life, Willow maintained her beauty and dignity as the years passed The only thing she did know was that over the years, another man was touching her heart, a man who represented everything that her husband was not, stirring her soul, and arousing passions she could not deny.This book is followed by The Wilderling.
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    About "Claire Lorrimer"

    1. Claire Lorrimer

      Claire Lorrimer began writing at the age of ten, encouraged by her mother who was the author Denise Robins Her post as a sub editor on a woman s magazine gave her a close insight into the world of publishing, but it was during the Second World War that her writing career became established She subsequently turned to historical fiction These novels on an epic scale feature the lives of passionate and striking heroines set against a strongly drawn historical background, often highlighting the situation of women Claire Lorrimer lives in rural Kent, and is currently busy writing her latest historical novel.

    993 thoughts on “The Chatelaine”

    1. 4 1 2 Stars It s 1864, the story opens at the Rochford Estate in the nursery where a baby yet named, and her sister are dying from an unknown illness.A distraught young Alice Rochford is beyond grief,with no help from a new young doctor.Her formidable,autocratic mother in law who was displeased any ways with Alice for producing girls instead of boys gives no sympathy,and exclaims after their deaths there must be no sickly Rochford girls A year later Rowell the first of the five healthy, lusty, [...]


    2. This golden oldie from the early eighties hit all of the right notes for me Plenty of drama as young Willow Tetford marries into the Rochford family, and all of their secrets You get five brothers, a malicious manipulative grandmama that would make even old Lady Grantham blanch a bit, mistresses, and even a mad person in the attics Lots of historical details and people, but handled so well that it never became annoying, and plenty of details of life in late Victorian and Edwardian England and Fr [...]


    3. Willow was only seventeen when she married Rowell and left America to become the chatelaine of Rochford Manor Her happiness seemed complete when she was handed the keys of the Manor, but gradually disillusion set in as Rowell proved to be cruel, unfaithful and greedy His French grandmother, obsessed with past events, of which Willow is ignorant, wreaks fearful havoc on Willow s life This is a moving novel of lust, lies, deceit and intrigue of passions and perversions and, not least, of the power [...]


    4. Great summer read Don t have to think too hard, kind of soap opera ish but sometimes that s just what you need



    5. I enjoyed it, but found it rather samey in places, which made me skip parts On the whole, it was a good read.


    6. a very slow start, but once the story lifts up, all the drama, love, empire, romance and every other thing is deep going to buy the sequel soon



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