Sutherland Series, Part Two. When twenty year old Felicité Delacroix challenges Trant Sutherland to a game of tennis on the eve of The Battle of Britain in 1940, little does she know that it will dramatically alter both their lives. Although World War II subsequently intervenes, their match of long ago will affect each in its own way, eventually profoundly altering the Earldom of Winston. More
The Sutherland Series chronicles four generations in the lives of the fictitious Sutherland family of England. Set against the backdrop of world-changing events of the twentieth century, this series traces the travails of the Earls of Winston and their loved ones. The first book in the series depicts events during the era of World War I, whereas the second book in the series spans the period of World War II. The timing for the third book is during the Vietnam War, and the fourth and final book in the series spans a fifteen year period commencing in the late 1990’s, thereby leading up to the present. The present book, the second in the series, depicts the lives of the Sutherland family spanning the era of the thirteenth Earldom of Winston. In the days just before the commencement of the war, a party is held at Wharton Manor, home of the Earl of Winston. During the party, twenty year old Felicité Delacroix challenges Trant Sutherland, heir to the earldom, to a game of tennis. Little does Felicité know that the match will cause her downfall, subsequently leading to her enlistment in the armed forces and eventual insertion behind enemy lines. For his part, Trant will become embroiled in multiple military theatres, including The Battle of Britain, the North African Campaign, and the Normandy Invasion. Nonetheless, the tennis match of long ago will come full circle, ultimately determining the course of both their lives.