Alessandra Willow Smythson-Drake, a widow at four and twenty, has sailed back to her family estate in England upon the death of her abusive husband. But escape from the torture she endured during her marriage was not to come easily. Both her sleeping and waking hours are controlled by night terrors and emotional turmoil. Physical scars, one of which is too hideous to hide, force her into seclusion. Simon Thane Bevan, Marquess of Heavensford and childhood friend, re-enters Alessandra's life.
"A prosaic tale of recovery and redemption"