This British family saga has been awarded a silver medal in the prestigious Readers' Favorite Book Awards.
Considered a troublesome burden, Evelyn Talbot is banished by her family to their remote country house in Yorkshire. Tall Chimneys is hidden in a damp and gloomy hollow. It is outmoded and inconvenient, but Evelyn is determined to save it from the fate of so many stately homes at the time - abandonment or demolition.
Occasional echoes of tumult in the wider world reach their sequestered backwater - the strident cries of political extremists, a furore of royal scandal, rumblings of the European war machine. But their isolated spot seems largely untouched.
At times life is hard - little more than survival. At times it feels enchanted, almost outside of time itself.
The woman and the house shore each other up - until love comes calling, threatening to pull them asunder. Her desertion will spell its demise, but saving Tall Chimneys could mean sacrificing her hope for happiness, even sacrificing herself.
A century later, a distant relative crosses the globe to find the house of his ancestors. What he finds in the strange depression of the moor could change the course of his life forever.