Now, I don't know about you, but I was heartbroken when Downton Abbey finished...so much so I haven't yet watched the whole of the last episode so no spoilers please. However, just before Christmas I started a new period drama! Courage and Compassion!
The story follows the trials and tribulations of the Abernathy's, an upper class family living in the shadow of the Second World War. With no mother, and their father soon leaving to fight, Isabelle and her unruly younger sister Louisa, are left with their Aunt Millicent, who has nothing but ideas to straighten the girls out to be fully fledged ladies.
This, however is only the start of the family's problems. Louisa, determined to not become the lady Millicent desires falls in love with Peter, the handsome stable hand who, in Millicent's eyes is completely off limits for a lady like Louisa, but obviously Louisa is determined to cause trouble. Isabelle also falls madly in love with the handsome RAF Pilot James, he's the perfect gent but is it all it seems?
Millicent. Determined not to have the family thrown into a scandal decides she needs to take matters into her own hands. Inviting a Lord Albert to the house so he can marry Louisa, but this uncovers some nasty and dark secrets, which potentially puts everyone in danger.
Intrigued? I hope you are! Let me know what you think in the comments section and if you'd like to know more?