Netherwood by Jane Sanderson
Above stairs :Lord Netherwood keeps his considerable fortune, and the upkeep of Netherwood Hall, ticking over with the profits from his three coal mines. The welfare of his employees isn’t a pressing concern – more important is keeping his wife and daughters happy and ensuring the heir to the family wealth, the charming but feckless Tobias, stays out of trouble.
Below stairs: Eve Williams is the wife of one of Lord Netherwood’s employees. When her life is brought crashing down, Eve must look to her own self-sufficiency and talent to provide for her three young children. And it’s then that ‘upstairs’ and ‘downstairs’ collide in truly dramatic fashion….