Borrowed from Jennifer

A historical novel, which didn’t exactly work as we weren’t told what period this was set in – early 19th century apparently.  Second in a set of two, the whole of the first book is retold in the early chapters (and it seems a bit bleak!) We meet Ellen and Clara Fortune; initially Ellen seems the sister who the author is keenest on, but when a prank goes wrong and she injures a local landowner, she is sent away and comes back a different woman.  Meanwhile, Clara has decisions to make and choices between herself and her family, although she always makes sure her horses are central to her life.  A good story with common Peyton themes of the handsome but arrogant lord of the manor, the horsey girl and the miscreant.