France, 1866. A reckless infatuation nearly ruined Lady Alice Cathcart-Ross in her youth, but from the moment she spies Elijah Philemon Keating scaling a rock face without a rope in sight, the man awakens her long-buried desire. Alice has come to the high Alps in search of a mountaineer, and in Elijah she finds the guide of her dreams. Though Elijah is known as one of the greatest explorers of the age, a tragic accident has destroyed his taste for adventure and society.
"Surprisingly well written"