A poignant saga of love and heartbreak set against the wildness of Dartmoor. Dartmoor, 1877. Rose Chadwick, whose isolated life on Dartmoor has had more than its fair share of problems, is at long last optimistic about her marriage to Charles but wonders whether a leopard can really change its spots? Betrayal sends Rose reeling, repressing her indomitable spirit, and she wonders if it will ever recover. She is desperate to help Seth, the wrongly convicted man who has touched her heart, but she feels it is beyond her control. Her husband had promised to help clear the prisoner's name, but he scorns her sympathy for the vicious way the prisoners are treated. As the situation builds to a tearing climax, can anyone predict what desperate acts jealousy will lead to?
Tania Crosse was born in London. She has been happily married for over thirty years and has three grown-up children. She lives partly in Berkshire and partly in a tiny 400-year-old converted stable on her beloved Dartmoor, which is the inspiration for her novels.