High adventure and dark mystery combine in this sparkling historical romance from the internationally bestselling author of the Chronicles of St Mary’s series. Elinor Bascombe, widowed and tied to an impoverished estate, has learned to ask little of life. With no hope of leaving, the years have passed her by.
Lord Ryde, exiled abroad after a scandal, has returned to strip his estate and make a new start in America.
A chance encounter changes their plans, plunging Elinor and Lord Ryde into adventure and not a little peril until, finally, they are forced to confront the mystery of what happened on That Night, all those years ago.
Are they both so entangled in the riddles of the past that they are about to miss this one last opportunity for future happiness? Readers love Jodi Taylor: ‘Quirky, historical fiction, well seasoned with humour’
‘Witty, fast-paced, fun and fantastic‘
‘ I can’t remember when I last enjoyed a book this much‘
‘Revels in the speech, habits and atmosphere of the Regency’