At sixteen, Margaret’s childhood is over when she is persuaded to leave the secure world of her family’s farm to marry a stranger with his own secrets.

Alienated by her husband’s coldness, Margaret finds herself turning to the wealthy Richard Treveryan. A cynical and bitter man, loathed by her family and friends, Margaret discovers in him an unexpected tenderness and in herself a passion she’d never thought possible. But the bloodshed of the Civil War threatens all Margaret holds dear, forcing her to choose between her beloved son and the only happiness she has ever known.


Daily Mail

‘A long escapist wallow in the seventeenth century.’

WH Smith’s magazine

‘A strong and engrossing read … that scores ten hankies on the weepy scale.’


‘A fantastic tale of trust, honour, courage and fate.’