The Judge and the Lady
About the Book
When the beautiful and flirtatious Eleanor Wentworth is sent away from London in 1870 for her scandalous behaviour, she arrives, angry and rebellious, in Victoria, a town that falls far below her expectations of society. Soon, however, she is befriended by Celia Turner, the freethinking young wife of a conservative minister, and unlikely though it seems, they become lifelong friends. When Eleanor meets the fascinating judge Matthew Baillie Begbie, the first chief justice of BC, life in the colony suddenly becomes much more attractive. Discover life in vibrant, late-nineteenth century Victoria and meet the characters who helped build the province’s rich history.
“An engaging portrait of colonial Victoria and Gold Rush-era Cariboo.” —Gulf Islands Driftwood
“This is one for those who like a bit of fiction woven in with their history…The Judge and the Lady provides as complete a fictional portrait of the era and the place as one can hope to find.” —January Magazine