After her carriage slides off a cliff into Bristol Channel during a storm, a woman is pulled from the wreckage. As she slowly recovers, her memories return. She recalls someone swept away by the sea and a baby left on the beach. Suddenly she has a shocking realization---and must make a difficult choice! 320 pages, softcover from Berkley.
In this novel by the three-time Christy Award-winning author of The Maid of Fairbourne Hall, a womans startling secrets lead her into unexpected danger and romance in Regency England…
One final cry…"God almighty, help us!" and suddenly her world shifted violently, until a blinding collision scattered her mind and shook her bones. Then, the pain. The freezing water. And as all sensation drifted away, a hand reached for hers, before all faded into darkness…
Now she has awakened as though from some strange, suffocating dream in a warm and welcoming room she has never seen before, and tended to by kind, unfamiliar faces. But not all has been swept away. She recalls fragments of the accident. She remembers a baby. And a ring on her finger reminds her of a lie.
But most of all, there is a secret. And in this house of strangers she can trust no one but herself to keep it.
Julie Klassen is the bestselling, three-time Christy Award-winning author of Lady Maybe, The Secret of Pembrooke Park, The Maid of Fairbourne Hall, and The Girl in the Gatehouse. She loves all things JaneJane Eyre and Jane Austen. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Julie worked in publishing for sixteen years and now writes full time. She and her husband have two sons and live in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Praise for Julie Klassen
"[Its] what readers love of Jane Austen, Downton Abbey and even a bit of Jane Eyre…everything a historical romance reader looks for."Historical Novels Review
"Multiple Christy Award-winning Klassen once again demonstrates her gift for creating richly layered characters and skillfully integrating a multitude of fascinating historical facts into a spirited story."Booklist
"Delightful…Julie Klassen weaves a compelling story…fully imagined. I loved it!"New York Times bestselling author Beverly Lewis
"A strong and entertaining story that youll finish with a sigh. Read it and tell your friends to buy it too."National bestselling author Lauraine Snelling
"Regency/Klassen fans will love the mystery, romance, and drama."Publishers Weekly
"Well-developed characters, plot twists, and attention to period detail make this a sure bet for fans of Regency novels."Library Journal
"Klassen has written an amazing historical novel. Her style may remind readers of Jane Austen and Lawana Blackwell, and she handles a 19th-century taboo with grace, style and respect."RT Book Reviews
"The characters are strongthe writing excellent."Once Upon a Romance
Have a question about this product? Ask us here.