Adeline Jones is soon to be wed to Lord Miles Barrow of Dovedale. However, when his father, the Duke of Dovedale, declares he is near to bankruptcy and ruination, he insists that Miles must make a most abhorrent sacrifice. Miles is fated to a disconsolate marriage of convenience. The consequences are dire for Adeline as she is abandoned.
Five years have passed and life is much changed for both Miles and Adeline. Miles has inherited his father title but is still guilt ridden and heart broken. He strives to gain atonement with Adeline. When tragedy strikes those closest to Adeline, can Miles atone his past? Will Adeline forgive him?
©2016 Elizabeth Downton (P)2016 Burton Crown