Elizabeth Aston - Mountjoy - Children of Chance

Groom, best man, guests, even a bishop—but where is the bride?

Convent-educated Prue Pagan arrives innocent and unsuspecting to take up a job at historic Mountjoy Castle, where generations of the Mountjoy family have loved, lusted and scandalised their neighbours.

Innocence is no protection against the wickedness of the English upper classes, especially when a long hot summer inflames friendships and enmities and brings romance and danger to Prue and her best friend Cleo, who works at nearby Midwinter Hall, home to famous cellist Sylvester Tate and his witchy housekeeper.

Will Prue listen to her heart, or will she succumb to the temptations lurking on every side?

Music, magic, mischief and mayhem entangled with more than a hint of midsummer madness make for an enchanting, witty and romantic read.