Another more threatening war raises its ugly head. The future of Merry Hall and its male heirs are at stake. Will this be the end of the Beaumonts?
From the time of William the Conqueror, the Beaumonts have enjoyed the privileges of wealth and position. Being nothing more than farmers and knights of the realm are their pleasure.
Nevertheless, with the dawn of the twentieth century, a stray artillery shell slays the current incumbent and Thomas Beaumont finds himself the new baronet. With Merry Hall in jeopardy and knowing nothing about farming, the urge is to run away. But the family motto reads: Where there is a will there is a way. Sir Thomas finds his way and by the end of the Great War, the future looks brighter for him and his four young sons. And Merry Hall is secured.
BUT then, the world is in turmoil, yet again!
Peter Rimmer once again paints an epic, historical tale interlaced with a rich pattern of family life, interspersed with love, intrigue, hatred, business and a little sex!