Wentworth Hall features the Darlington family, Maggie, Lila, Wesley, young James, and their parents, as well as the staff of servants. Unfortunately, the Darlington's have fallen upon hard times and the oppulent Wentworth Hall is not what it once was. Lord and Lady Darlington creatively plot ways to garner a profitable marriage for Maggie in hopes of helping the family's current economic status, but after Maggie returned from an extended stay in France, she doesn't seem interested in making a match with any of the potential suitors.
Just after Maggie's return, two houseguests arrive. Teddy and Jessica are the children of one of Lord Darlington's recently deceased and newly rich friends. Teddy and Jessica eagerly await their eighteenth birthday (the time when they will receive their inheritance) under the roof of Wentworth Hall. Seems as though Teddy and Maggie could make a fantastic match...
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As if there weren't enough drama. A new column has began runing in the local paper. This satire details all the intimate secrets of the Darlington family under the thinly veiled name of Worthless Hall. It's scandalous.
This is quite a fun read. And, if you, like I, eagerly await the arrival of Downton Abbey's season three, Wentworth Hall is a great substitute. I love a great historical fiction book. Also, even though this may seem a bit silly, I like it because it is a stand alone novel. There was a nice resolution at the end, and I don't have to add another thing to wait for to my list. Give it a try.