Valentine Welburn has grown accustomed to her freedom in Calcutta. So when she reaches the gray shores of England to debut in her first London Season, she is irked by the conventions of high society. With her irrepressible spirit, unusual beauty, and a large fortune, the stage is set for gossip. Scandal and intrigue ensue when two men—the distinguished Lord Marbeck and the dashing, dangerous Sir Richard Brindley—appear on the scene. Valentine must determine whom she can trust and listen to what her heart is telling her.
Elizabeth Aston is a full-time writer who aims to entertain and enchant. She presently lives in Oxford, England, where she went to university. Aston was born in Chile, lived in India and Italy, and loves to travel when she’s not busy with her next story. Two grown-up children act as her keenest critics, a visiting cat provides feline company, and the Gothic-style apartment block where she lives is full of fascinating neighbours for when she feels like people-watching.