Dawn at Emberwilde

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Set in Regency England, Dawn at Emberwilde is the second installment in the Treasures of Surrey trilogy. The story centers on a simple young woman by the name of Isabel Creston who teaches at a school called Fellsworth. Isabel, very much a Jane Eyre-esque figure, has spent the majority of her life at Fellsworth – first as a student and later as a teacher. Consequently, Lizzie, Isabel’s younger sister is currently a pupil at Fellsworth and both of them seem to enjoy the regimented lifestyle of the school. While Isabel has known nothing but a life of austerity and her only prospect is to become a governess for a well-to-do family.