Lettie Hargreaves is young, pretty, and she wants more than her simple, uncomplicated life with her grandmother can provide. Lettie longs for excitement and love and she's determined to make something of herself.
Ivy knows that Lettie can never find out the real reason why Lettie's mother left so she has done her best to shield her from the truth over the years. So when Lettie suggests going into service for the ailing Lady Laughton, Ivy knows that she must do something to stop it.
Feeling stifled and confused, Lettie chooses a different path that offers her the chance at love and of the life she so craves. But she is still the same determined young woman and her ambition may do more harm than good, as she is entirely unaware of the secrets her actions will uncover.
It should be called Her Grandmothers Secret, It is sad that in the late 1800's and beginning of 1900's women's lives were dictated by the men of the family, can we judge the woman who had an illegitimate child when it was the fault of her father for putting her in the predicament for his own gain? then for the child Lettie to be raised by her grandmother who feels just as guilty but being a woman also had no say in the matter. This child grows up around intrigue and deceit yet is unaware of it. When Lettie's grandmothers dies Lettie discovers she is not the orphan she has grown up believing, and so with her guardian a minister reveals to her the truth about he birth, Lettie goes on a journey that brings her truth and all she has ever dreamed of wanting. A great story.