Blossom of War is an unforgettable tale of romance and mystery, lies and deceit, set against the horrors of the Crimean War.
Following the story of Clemence, a young débutante flung into the horrors of war, Blossom of War is a romance which features the Somerlee family, the Baronets of Eardingstowe and the Consett family, the Dukes of Ardenne.
‘So! You have no recollection of leaving the battlefield at Balaclava?’ Sir Berkeley Mountjoy Q.C. boomed into a hushed courtroom in Westminster Hall.
‘No, sir,’ mumbled the man on the witness-stand. ‘There is much, still, I don’t remember.’
‘And yet you claim you are Aubrey Somerlee of Eardingstowe, Cornet 7460 of the Eleventh Hussars, last seen during the Charge of the Light Brigade on October the twenty-fifth, 1854! Remarkable memory, really, wouldn’t you say?
Could the stranger really be the vanished cavalryman, returned from the Valley of Death after sixteen years? Or was his brother Sir Richard right and he was an impostor?