Her Heart for a Compass by Sarah Ferguson Duchess of York, introduces us to Lady Margaret Montagu Douglas Scott.
Lady Margaret struggles with trying to keep her parents happy but also keeping herself happy. She knows that marrying the man that her parents chose will leave her miserable.
Lady Margaret wants to marry for love, she does not want to marry simply to unite family fortunes, and to keep society happy.
In the end, she throws caution to the wind and refuses the union, much to the disgust of her father who wipes his hands of her. The local society has formed major judgments on not only their daughter but on them as her parents.
Lady Margaret’s dear friend Princess Lousie, who is the daughter of Queen Victoria, warns her of what a foolish mistake she has made.
Lady Margaret decides to follow her passion for helping the less privileged in London’s slums. This is where she meets Reverend Sebastian and his sister, who teach her what the lower-income families need and how to help them best.
Years later she will use this information when she decides to move to New York, where she discovers the 5 Points district which is much like the Lambeth district of London. Again she does what she can to help the low income families of the district.
This 500+ page book was one that I found so very easy to read. The book is broken up into 44 chapters, which makes it very easy to find a point to stop when it’s bedtime. But I promise you that you will be very tempted to keep reading.
Lady Margaret is easy to feel connected to, and someone that I found I was hoping for the best for.
This is Sarah Ferguson’s first adult novel and I certainly hope it won’t be her last.
Author: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
Copy courtesy of Harper Collins
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