This is a most beautiful book.
A child, orphaned is sent to live with her great aunts. Their life in a country mansion, in ruined grandeur, is completely isolated.
Halcyone discovers her own way of understanding and interpreting the world around her. Strongly influenced by a book she has found of Greek myths, and her interaction with the nature she is surrounded by and loves.
She grows, and romance enters her life.
A romance in the pride and prejudice style, without the humour, and an awful lot of pride and prejudice.
Set in France and America, I enjoyed the first half but the end seemed rather convoluted.
The plot does twist and turn but it is enjoyable.Not confusing,interesting.Nicely written.
This is such a classic in style.An early example of the really cool hero.
Sword fights, misunderstandings dramatic verbal and physical duals,and a plot that moves so that you can\'t see the complete picture.
Set in America among the landed gentry at the time of the French revolution.
I hope others will enjoy it as much as I did.