Cassandra Sterling is caught between two worlds:
the respectable gentility of her parents and the
extreme elevation of her godfather’s Great House.
She has long suspected Richard Durant
intended her for his exceptional son,
educating her better than any heiress.
However, when tragedy comes to Westmark,
“Sandy” is thrust back into the relative
obscurity of her country connections.
She realizes her folly, and pushes
the secret love that will always haunt her
where it belongs: in her past.
Pierpont Durant has strived his life long
to meet the expectations of his father
and honor the Westmark legacy.
Compelled into a life of shadow and skullduggery
by his own brilliance and sense of duty, the
cherished dream which once gave “Piper” hope
he now finds slipping through his grasp.
He has always made his father’s
battles his own, but now is torn
between his heart’s desire and his duty
to king and country.
Should he resign his commission to pursue
the love of his life, his only salvation?
Or, abandon all hope to halt Bonaparte’s
relentless march across the Continent?