Like all young women of Regency England, Lady Charlotte Romsley's expectations center on a season in London, balls, opera, and dancing 'til dawn with an army of handsome admirers. But with the sound of a single gunshot in the night, Charlotte's life changes irrevocably. Impoverished and destined for servitude, she now must confront stark and limited choices. A chance letter from a family friend with an unexpected invitation, suddenly unveils a completely new path, life in a castle perched high on the cliffs along the Irish coast. The Irish son arrives and further beguiles, so that she comes to realize here is a man who could so easily move from friend to fiancé. Fascinating destiny beckons her to this land of enchantment. Yet the enchantment has a darker perspective, and nothing prepares her for unwelcome addition of his brazen brother, whose clandestine escapades of rebellion soon incite the scrutiny of the British magistrate himself. Her life and that of the rebel soon are entangled, until she is finally faced with the depths of his rebellious treason and must once again come to the precipice of decision, a choice which may very well mean return to England in shame and ruination.
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