By Murray Pura
For enthusiasts of the highly well known Downton Abbey sequence, comes this both enchanting tale of the Danforth relatives of Ashton Park.
Among the fairway hills and timber of Lancashire, just a couple of miles from the ocean, lies the attractive and old property of Ashton Park.
The 12 months is 1916. the 1st global struggle has engulfed Europe and Sir William's and girl Elizabeth's 3 sons are all in uniform—and their 4 daughters are concerned with a variety of objectives of the center and soul.
As the top of a robust Church of britain relatives for generations, Sir William insists the Danforth property carry morning devotions that come with either kin and employees. in spite of the fact that, he's additionally an MP and away at Westminster in London at any time when Parliament is sitting. in the course of his lengthy absences, girl Elizabeth discreetly spends time within the corporation of the pinnacle prepare dinner of the manor, Mrs. Longstaff, who's her ally and confidante. This friendship comprises visits to a small Baptist church in Liverpool...
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