“Was this then his child? . . . How unexpected! How impossible! How terrible!”
Half-sisters Silver and Athalie Greeves have lived their entire lives separated from their father, Patterson, until the death of Silver’s grandparents and the whim of Athalie’s socialite mother bring both daughters face-to-face with a father they’ve never known—and a sister they never knew they had. A shocked Patterson wants nothing more than to send his two daughters away again, for the lovely Silver is a mirror image of her mother—Patterson’s lost love—and Athalie’s scandalous behavior makes her a disgrace to the family name.
But Silver does not remain rejected for long. Soon Patterson begins to accept the daughter he once cast away, while the local minister, Terrance Bannard, becomes captivated by Silver’s beauty and spirit. When Athalie’s rising jealousy causes her to lash out even more, Silver finds herself caught between two choices—either a father’s love and a chance at romance or her younger sister’s future.