Author T.J. Brown will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis, at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 30, to discuss the books in her new Summerset Abbey series.
The series features two novels, “Summerset Abbey” and newly released “Summerset Abbey: A Bloom in Winter,” which picks up directly after the first. A third novel is forthcoming.
Reminiscent of “Downton Abbey,” the first novel in the series follows two sisters and their maid as they are suddenly separated by the rigid class divisions within a sprawling aristocratic estate and thrust into an uncertain world on the brink of World War I.
In the second novel, England and the world step closer to conflict, and two young women flout their family, their upbringing and their heritage to seize a modern future of their own making.
Brown and her husband live in Portland.