The time when legend says a woman will see her future husband. Cordelia begins a new job as the schoolmistress at a girl's academy where she finds herself pursued by Jason Verringer, a dashing land baron with a scandalous reputation. Rumors persist that Jason murdered his wife and mistress, but he nonetheless fills Cordelia's thoughts and competes with her memory of the handsome stranger.
Eleanor Alice Burford Hibbert, better known to readers as VICTORIA HOLT, Philippa Carr, and Jean Plaidy, is one of the world's most beloved and enduring authors. Her career spanned five decades and she continued to write historical fiction and romantic suspense until her death in 1993. She has sold more than 100 million books and has twenty-one international bestsellers.