“But Mama, I believe only in love matches. I imagine romance to be the most wonderful thing in the world.”
Eleanor Deane’s objection to her arranged marriage is in vain. She has no choice in the matter, because a union with the established, wealthy gentleman will secure the financial future of her family.
However, wedding plans are threatened when she joins her pioneer brother in the colony of New South Wales and meets the ruggedly handsome Lincoln Hayward.
He introduces her to a way of life that is far removed from the constraints of English society. Eleanor is liberated from her corset, but not from Victorian social attitudes and the risk of unspeakable public scandal.
The truth about their secret encounters must never be revealed.