When Lady Sarah Miles becomes the sole survivor of a shipwreck she assumes the identity of her ill-fated travelling companion to avoid an arranged marriage. Masquerading as governess to the daughter of dashing MP Roland Hawthorne, mutual attraction between Sarah and her employer quickly turns to love. But Sarah's past returns to haunt her, revealing more secrets than just her false identity. Determined to redeem herself in Roland's eyes, Sarah unwittingly plays into the hands of an unexpected adversary. With Sarah's honour at stake, can Roland's daring plan succeed? Or will the woman he loves be lost to him forever?
After spending her early years in Lesotho, Beverley Eikli emigrated to Adelaide, Australia, with her family but was lured back to Africa after reading the diaries of her grandfather, Gerald Nettelton. She found work as a safari camp manager and there she met a bush pilot whom she married after a whirlwind romance. Charting Eivind's aviation career has taken them around the globe for the past 15 years. Beverley worked as an airborne geophysical survey operator in Namibia, Greenland, French Guyana and Sweden. In between jobs in Canada, Japan and Solomon Islands she was a journalist and editor on newspapers and magazines. Writing historical novels started as a childhood passion. It became a recreational necessity when she worked on long contracts as the only female on survey crews of ten or twelve in often remote locations. Beverley now lives in Gisborne, a small town near Melbourne, with Eivind, their two daughters, Sophie, 7 and Dagny (Lillie), 3 and their Rhodesian Ridgeback, Homer.