Spring Awakening by T. J. Brown

16130248The Great War has come to Summerset Abbey and none of our ladies is left unscathed.

Prudence doesn’t want Andrew to enlist, but he does anyway. And when she asks her sister to use her connections to keep him safe, the request puts a rift between Andrew and Prudence that may never be repaired. Rowena is trying to forget about her first love while planning a wedding to her fake fiance. She contributes to the war effort by flying planes from the factory to the airbases. Little Victoria recovers well from her imprisonment, moving to London with her nurse and favorite housemaid. She works a volunteer nurse in London and then on the front in France.

Each sister goes through big changes through the first year of the war. It makes me wonder what would happen if we got to follow the ladies further. But at the same time, it was nice to see the books have a nice ending for each of the sisters (unlike Downton Abbey).