Drama and tragedy are abundant for the Brown family at Top Farm of Sugar Loaf Mountain. In this second tale of woes and triumphs, the adventures of the Brown, Vaughan, and Tamplin families continue. While the matriarchs Annie, Beth, and Ivy pass away, new births counter those losses. As Isobel, her sister Maggie, and her friend Violet give rise to the next generation, two daughters specifically invite a mixture of happiness, shame, and betrayal.
Set in the 1940s, Isobel and Owain Brown are blessed after many years to have a lovely daughter, Angela. Dubbed her father's little angel, and given everything she could ever want, spoiled Angela grows up to despise her lonely, isolated farm home, and makes quick work of shaming her family. After a lapse of Angela's judgement, the aging Owain spouses find themselves rearing another child, their granddaughter Aurora. In The Wanton Angel, relationships are challenged between land and family, between cousins and siblings, and between husband and wife.
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