She has a strong sense of honor, as she was willing to accept an arranged marriage to please James and those with high expectations of her inheriting Wideacre. Unknown to her, her parents were siblings and themselves were the product of sibling incest by Beatrice and Harry Lacey.
Sarah was conceived after Richard raped Julia to break her will and prompt her to end her engagement to James. Upon learning the pregnancy, Richard offered to marry Julia to save her reputation, which she sadly agreed, but she came to regret her decision once she discovered he was not only a serial rapist and killed many of her friends but also killed their surrogate parents John and Celia.
Although Richard exhibited a deep interest in the pregnancy, Julia knew he was a danger to their child and, after Sarah's birth, she ordered Ralph to kill Richard and she handed Sarah over to a gypsy family to keep her away from Wideacre before dying herself. James, who had learned of Sarah's existence through a letter after Julia's death, spends years searching for her.
Sarah was renamed Meridon by her adoptive family and, despite their struggles, recalls having a loving family. This combined with the ongoing expansion of the British Empire has led to the United Kingdom becoming the richest and most powerful country in the world. As a result, it is facing threats from its old enemies - Napoleon's France and Spain.
Within England, the Industrial Revolution is transforming the economy and leading to a widening gap between the rich and poor. Social dissatisfaction and unrest is increasing.
But Ms Gregory uses her historical knowledge of the haves and the have-nots of those times to weave a much more subtle and exciting story". Philippa Gregory reigns supreme as the mistress of historical drama.
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Start by marking “Meridon (The Wideacre Trilogy, #3)” as Want to Read: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girl comes the final book of the extraordinary Wideacre trilogy as the heir to the great estate comes home at last. Meridon knows she does not. Sarah Lacey (AKA Meridon) is the main character of Meridon from the Wideacre trilogy. She is said to look similar to her grandmother/great-aunt, Beatrice Lacey. Unknown to her, her parents were siblings and themselves were the product of sibling incest by Beatrice and Harry Lacey.
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The hard-won homecoming in this historical novel is richly developed and impassioned. Doubleday Book Club alternate.
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