Benedict HalleBook - 2013
Seattle in 1920 is a city in flux. Horse-drawn carriages share the cobblestone streets with newfangled motor cars. Modern girls bob their hair and show their ankles, cafes defy Prohibition by serving dainty teacups of whisky to returning vet, and the wartime boom is giving way to a depression. Even within the Benedicts' majestic Queen Anne home, life is changing -- above and below stairs. Margot, the Benedicts' free-spirited daughter, struggles to succeed as a physician despite gender bias and personal turmoil. The household staff, especially longtime butler Abraham Blake, have always tried to protect Margot from her brother Preston's cruel streak. Yet war has altered Preston too -- not for the better. And when a chance encounter brings a fellow army officer into the Benedict fold, Preston's ruthlessness is triggered to new heights.
Publisher: New York : Kensington Publishing, 2013
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource