"A sparkling debut from a new author we're all going to want more from."-Susan Meissner, bestselling author ofThe Nature of Fragile ThingsWhen an ambitious female artist accepts an unexpected commission at a powerful earl's country estate in 1920s England, she finds his war-torn family crumbling under the weight of long-kept secrets. From debut author Courtney Ellis comes a captivating novel about finding the courage to heal after the ravages of war. Alberta Preston acceptsthe commission of a lifetime when she receivesan invitation from the Earl of Wakeford to spend a summer painting at His Lordship's country home, Castle Braemore. Bertie imagines her residenceat the prodigiousestate will finally enable her to embark on a professional career and prove her worthas an artist, regardless of her gender. Upon her arrival, however, Bertie finds the opulent Braemore and its inhabitants diminished by the Great War. The earl has been living in isolation since returning from the trenches, locked awayin his rooms and hidingbattle scars behind a prosthetic mask. While his younger siblingseagerlywelcome Bertie into their world, she soon sees chips in that world's gilded facade. As she and the earl develop an unexpected bond, Bertie becomes deeply entangled in the pain and secrets she discovers hidden within Castle Braemore andthe hearts ofits residents. Threaded with hope, love, and loss,At Summer's Enddelivers a portrait of a noble family--and a world--changed forever by the war to end all wars.