Her Heart for a Compass

A Novel

by Sarah Ferguson

On Sale: 08/03/2021

Her Heart for a Compass

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Her Heart for a Compass

A Novel

by Sarah Ferguson

On Sale: 08/03/2021


About the Book

From one of the most famous former members of the British royal family, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York —a mesmerizing novel of a young noblewoman’s coming-of-age that richly details both high society and low in Victorian England.

Queen Victoria’s close friend, the Scottish Duke of Buccleuch, Lady Margaret Montagu Scott is expected to make an advantageous marriage. But Margaret is an impulsive and outspoken girl in a repressive society where women are, quite literally, caged in corsets and required to conform.

When Lady Margaret’s parents arrange a society marriage for her, she tries to reconcile herself to the match. But shortly before her betrothal is announced, Margaret flees, leaving her parents to explain her sudden absence to an opulent ballroom stuffed with two hundred distinguished guests. 

Banished from polite society, Margaret throws herself into charitable work and finds strength in a circle of female friends like herself—women intent on breaking the mold, including Queen Victoria’s daughter Princess Louise. Margaret resolves to follow her heart—a journey of self-discovery that will take her to Ireland, America, and then back to Britain where she finds the life she was always meant to lead.

A bold and thoughtful story about a rebellious woman finding herself and her voice in an age of astounding technological change and great social unrest, Her Heart for a Compass is a delicious costume drama rich in atmosphere, history, and color.

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Critical Praise

  "Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, has delivered to readers a brilliant and glittering jewel of a novel, replete with fascinating historical detail, lush lyrical language, and compelling, complex characters who leap from the page. I was wholly swept away by this story, wishing to race through its gripping plot while also lingering to relish each delicious page. This beautiful novel heralds the entry of Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, as the new leading voice in Historical Fiction." -  -Allison Pataki, New York Times Bestselling author of THE QUEEN'S FORTUNE

"Captivating...A debut historical novel of thought-provoking escapism. The pages turn swiftly." - Booklist


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063140554
  • ISBN 10: 0063140551
  • Imprint: William Morrow
  • On Sale: 08/03/2021
  • Pages: 560
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Friendship
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Historical

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