I am finding this site to be very difficult.
This book starts out in October with a description of Sir Charles Shelmadine's last ride and so sets a feel for the whole story. Its slightly spooky but never gory and I love Norah Lofts descriptions.
I was very annoyed to learn that some think this story is just a romance novel! It made me feel sick as I never focus on the romance aspect of this story. The life and personality of Damask are of main interest to me. I hope you will give it a try but don't tell me as I am overly sensitive about it. (unless you like it and then I want to hear it) I especially love the writing of Norah Lofts as I lived in Suffolk for a year and her work brings my time there back to me.