Bound by Destiny . . .
Miss Ellie Rutherford has endured one tragedy after another. The deaths of her parents, along with the loss of the family fortune, leave her unsure of her future. Her only saving graces are her uncle, a pottery owner who gives her a home in Wales, and the mysterious stranger who steals a kiss - and her heart . . .
Athan, Lord Griffin, is so taken by the uncanny resemblance between Ellie and the portrait of a lady hanging in his home, he is compelled to kiss her. And though Athan is betrothed to another out of obligation, duty plays no role when it comes to fate . . . or to love. But neither he nor Ellie can guess that Athan’s impulsive action will lead to an adventure in exotic St. Petersburg that will bring passion - and destiny - to brilliant light.