Abigail has to flee her home to escape from a forced marriage. This love story wrapped around an adventure takes the heroine away from the comfortable country manor house which has always been her home, onto the wilds of the North Yorkshire moors, to the beauty of the ancient city of York. From here she must seek refuge in the busy seaport of Whitby to discover who she really is.
She embraces her destiny and, accompanied by her maid, makes for The Cruck Inn, a coaching inn, on the moor road where her quest begins. Here, Abigail has her first experience of what the real world is like beyond her sheltered life Beckton Manor. The Cruck Inn was named after the design of the North Yorkshire cruck-built buildings. Spout House is an excellent example of an early inn which still exists in Bilsdale. I visited it when researching the area and was amazed at how well it was preserved. It is literally like taking a step back in time. Abigail Moor: The Darkest Dawn is available at Amazon and Smashwords.
Here are some photos I took of the amazing time capsule that is Spout House.
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What an awesome looking place! Hugz Lisa and Bear
This certainly sounds like a book I would enjoy. I’m currently reading a book with a protagonist who is forced, because of circumstances, to remove from her comfortable home in London to reside in an old manor house in the country.
Great pictures of Spout House. Thx for sharing.
Thanks for taking time out to make a comment. I love discovering places like this. My stories take someone from their comfort zone, their normal life, at a time when the social classes were quite well defined and set them off on an adventure. Hope you enjoy, if you decide to read it.
Have a lovely weekend.
That looks a great place to see. Was it open to the public or did you get a special visit?
In season it is open to the public for a small donation. There was a fascinating information sheet. It is small but is literally as it was back in the day. Thanks for taking the time to visit.
Greaat post thank you
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