Following a romantic shipboard marriage, Joanna Morcant has everything her heart could desire: a dashing new husband and an adorable baby son.But an unforeseen tragedy leaves Joanna destitute and with no choice but to return to her childhood home, the Isle of Portland off the Dorset coast, a place which holds disturbing memories from Joanna's troubled past.Just as Joanna is starting to make a new life for herself and her young son, Toby, the past rises up to haunt her once again. Toby's grandfather, the dissolute Lord Durrington, has vowed to take the child and make him his heir - whether Joanna agrees or not. And he's not the only sinister figure to emerge, determined to cause trouble.But in Joanna's darkest hour, a knight in shining armour will ride to her rescue - and that knight is someone she least expects.
Born in Dorset, Janet Woods now lives in Perth, Western Australia, but returns to her native county regularly to visit family and friends. She has had several historial romances published in hardcover by Robert Hale, including ANGELINA, FROM THIS DAY FORTH and, most recently, DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS, which won the 2002 'Romantic Book of the Year' award in Australia.