For one who considers herself fast approaching spinsterhood at the ripe old age of twenty five, Rose never expects to be at the receiving end of any male's attention when she is in the presence of her sister's golden beauty. Especially not from one as gorgeously handsome as Richard Kerre, Lord Strang. Truly a male turned out in his finest, Rose can not help but be mesmerized by his male beauty. From her very first impressive sight of Richard, this inquisitive maiden's heart is further captivated by the wit and passion of the man beneath the mask of beauty.
However, Richard is a man already spoken for. With his intimidating fashionable fiancée in tow, and his impending marriage in the near future, any opportunity for Rose to act upon the undeniable attraction flaring between them is almost negligible. Adding tension to the volatile atmosphere among the occupants of the once grand Hareton Abbey is the deadly possibility of a murderer amongst them.
As Richard and Rose bravely face each obstacle thrown their way under the diabolical pen of author Lynne Connolly, we readers are skilfully drawn into a finely crafted tale in which surprises abound. As we speed towards the finale of this gripping novel, the fate of this resourceful couple, Richard and Rose will keep us engrossed untill the very end.