They wed in haste—Nora Thorngoode, to save her ruined reputation, and Grayson Lowell, to rescue his estate from foreclosure for unpaid debts. Each resents the necessity to exchange vows that will bind them for all time, and yet from the first, passion flames between them, quickly engulfing them in a sensual obsession.
But soon the lover that Nora married becomes a dark stranger to her, a man torn apart by guilt over his brother’s recent, mysterious death and driven half-mad by ghostly specters who demand that Grayson expose the truth. Has Nora married a murderer whose wicked deeds blacken everything around them? Or, together, in the secret passageways of Blackheath Grange and along Cornwall’s remote coastline, can Grayson and Nora discover what really happened that terrible night, and in setting free the troubled ghosts, can they free themselves as well?
Debut author Allison Chase sweeps readers away to a rugged, wind-swept landscape, where a haunted house holds the key to one man’s tormented past, and one woman’s restless yearning.
“Anyone who loves . . . a well-written historical romance will relish this tale.”—New York Times Bestselling Author Heather Graham
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About Allison Chase
Raised in New England, Allison Chase began a career in publishing as an assistant editor for a reference book publisher and, later, as a biography writer. But it was in romance fiction that she discovered her passion. Allison makes her… More about Allison Chase
Published by Berkley May 06, 2008| 368 Pages| ISBN 9781440630897