HOMECOMING . . .
Mally came to her girlhood castle home in Wales to discover what should become of her as a woman.
With her was Sir Christopher Carlyon. who begged her to be his wife and whose passion was devilishly hard to deny. Missing was her younger sister. who had vanished with - of all disreputable types of gentlemen - an American.
And making her feel both all-too-comfortable and increasingly uneasy was her extraordinarily charming host . . . Richard Vallender. who claimed to be Christopher's most loyal friend even as he drew closer and closer to Mally.
The questions of the heart and the seductive lies of love - twin puzzles for a young woman who found that all that was once so safe and familiar was now so menacing and strange . . .