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Her Heart for a Compass

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Her Heart for a Compass

From one of the most famous former members of the British royal family, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York --- a mesmerizing novel of a young noblewoman’s coming-of-age that richly details both high society and low in Victorian England.

Lady Margaret Montagu Scott, the second daughter of the Scottish Duke of Buccleuch, a close friend of the Queen, is expected to make an advantageous marriage. But Margaret is an impulsive and outspoken girl in a repressive society where women are, quite literally, caged in corsets and required to conform.

When Lady Margaret’s parents arrange a society marriage for her, she tries to reconcile herself to the match. But shortly before her betrothal is announced, Margaret flees, leaving her parents to explain her sudden absence to an opulent ballroom stuffed with 200 distinguished guests. 

Banished from polite society, Margaret throws herself into charitable work and finds strength in a circle of female friends like herself --- women intent on breaking the mold, including Queen Victoria’s daughter, Princess Louise. Margaret resolves to follow her heart --- a journey of self-discovery that will take her to Ireland, America and then back to Britain where she finds the life she was always meant to lead.

A bold and thoughtful story about a rebellious woman finding herself and her voice in an age of astounding technological change and great social unrest, HER HEART FOR A COMPASS is a delicious costume drama rich in atmosphere, history and color.

Her Heart for a Compass
by Sarah Ferguson