Widow Eve Kendal returns from India to discover that her late husband's investment has gone south. Her friend, Countess of Averford, invites her to stay at Thornbrook Park while she regroups. Captain Marcus Thorne, returns from the wars in South Africa, still filled with the rage that drove him away from Thornbrook Park. Only boxing gives him temporary relief until he sees Eve. Eve and Marcus' romance is fraught with troubles as his sister-in-law plots to marry him to her sister. And Eve decides to do the honorable thing and give him up and pursue just what happened to her husband's savings.
Series continued with An Affair Downstairs.
Thornbrook Park / Sherri Browning 359 p.