On the Wings of Love . . .
It was definitely not good form to flee from one's own betrothal ball. Yet Diana Exeley ran pell-mell from the mansion to the riverside lawns because she could not bear to wed Sir Beveril, a man she barely knew. And when she climbed into a rowboat and sat quietly on the water, she overheard the reason a titled lord had agreed to marry a backward country girl, as Beveril himself explained to his mistress about the money her family promised. Diana never expected what happened next -- the bowline snapping, the boat careening down the swollen Thames, and the strong hands that plucked her from the raging tide.
By chance or fate, Diana had landed on an island with the most extraordinary rescuer -- Romulus Perrin, a mysterious man who protected the river swans. In his gentle courage Diana found the hero she had dreamed about. In his arms she found happiness. Now she would tell a terrible lie to hide with him from her world, as deception and secrets mingled with a desire that could lead to ruin . . . or a love powerful enough to set her free.