81st out of 119 books — 27 voters
The Barforth Women
The rival passions of the Barforth brothers for the alluring Faith form the focus of this tale of love in Victorian England and counterpoints the stories of Faith's three young cousins.
Paperback, 505 pages
Published April 5th 1983 by Signet
(first published 1981)
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Book Two in Brenda Jagger's splendid Barforth trilogy, covering her usual themes of marriage, womanhood, class, identity, and money in the Victorian Era. Book 1 followed Verity Barforth through her girlhood and marriage, and "The Barforth Women" follows Verity's niece Faith as she explores the same territory in her own way. Faith is in love with her cousin Nicholas, but he falls in love with a madcap aristocratic girl instead, and Faith has to follow her future elsewhere. Her love for the explos...more
Brenda Jagger was born on 1936 in Yorkshire, England, UK, which was the setting for many of her books including her famous ‘Barforth’ family saga. The recurring central themes of her work are marriage, womanhood, class, identity, and money in the Victorian Era. Her work has been praised for its compelling plots and moving storylines as well as its exacting emotional descriptions. Her later novel A...moreMore about Brenda Jagger...