Stephen Kenyon, Duke of Ashburton, has always taken the duties of his rank seriously . . . until shocking news sends him running from his isolating world of wealth and privilege to roam the countryside as an ordinary man. Then a heroic rescue thrusts him into the warm embrace of the Fitzgeralds, a theatrical family brimming with laughter and affection. Not only do they provide the family he has always craved, but their lovely daughter, Rosalind, a foundling who has grown into an enchanting, compassionate woman, stirs the deepest desires of his heart. Yet how can Stephen declare his love when he is haunted by the knowledge that made him flee his old life? And how can Rosalind risk loving a man who fulfills her secret dreams, but can never be hers?