The Farnsworth sisters try to maintain an appearance of normality thanks to the rigid routine of the boarding school they run, but the glories of the past are only a distant memory. Now only five pupils remain, between the ages of ten and sixteen, and the last of the black servants, Matilda. Eight women who live almost isolated from the rest of the world.
From then, what could possibly go wrong ? Well... a lot of things.
The Beguilded presents an interesting plot, with characters for whom it's easy to care for. Diverse, full of dimension, those eight women allow us to have multiple POVS as well as different information regarding one woman's live during those times. I wish we had learned more about the boarding school itself which is the main setting of the story. It truly conveyed the perfect message for this book: both education and decline occurs there.
The first real glimpse we get of those women is trhuguh the cunning methods of a wounded solier who landed near the boarding school and desire to know more about them.
But as some of you know, curiosity killed the cat.