The new novel from a bestselling storyteller - May, 1919. For Alexia Erskine, whose father gambled away his fortune, her first debutante ball is an unparalleled opportunity. From her first encounter with Simon Seymour, dashing heir to the Earl of Clifton, Alexia is swept up into a glamorous world, until the season climaxes with their shocking marriage. Only on their return from honeymoon does Alexia begin to realize that the image of a happy, aristocratic family is all smoke and mirrors . . .