“An evocative, lyrical story of romance, intrigue, and a young woman’s coming of age.” –Teresa Grant, author of “Imperial Scandal”
Upon the unexpected death of her parents, Rhianna Braden finds the enigmatic Lord Guilford Kingsley on her doorstep. He escorts her to Kingsley Manor, where family secrets and scandals begin to unfold.
Her uncommon beauty captures the attention of the dashing Lord Thayne Brighton of Ravensleigh, but Rhianna is certain, despite their mutual attraction, that he would never choose her over his wealthy intended. Meanwhile, Lady Lydia Kingsley suspects her husband’s attention to Rhianna has led to an affair between them. Events turn deadly when the truth of their relationship is discovered.
Eventually, Rhianna is forced to make a life-altering decision—while discovering that some secrets are not meant to be kept.