Lady Shelldown runs away…
After surviving a torturous marriage to a wicked old man, Lady Shelldown is finally a widow.
She’s wealthy, and should have all the freedom in the world.
Unfortunately she’s at the mercy of her eldest brother, the head of the family. Not only does her brother demand that Sylvie marry again, he’s chosen the bridegroom.
Although Sylvie is not timid, her brother and his plans terrify her.
She secretly leases a country estate to escape him.
And meets Thomas Chance…
Sylvie believes that Thomas is the steward of the Astwell estate. She isn’t aware that he’s Lord Astwell.
Recently returned from the war, Thomas is curious about Sylvie. Not for a moment does he believe that she’s plain Mrs. Brown, the widow of a country squire. She has secrets. To his own surprise, he’s curious about what they might be.