Lady Elspeth Huntington’s coming out was spectacular. A most sought after debutante, she relishes in her success. Yet, she is not quite satisfied.
Following the ill-guided counsel of her closest new friend, Elspeth plays the games of high society with ease. But emptiness is never far away. Still, ever so near could be her greatest happiness. In the nearby village of Dunford works a blacksmith of extraordinary skill and honesty. Myles Reeve watches as young Lady Elspeth grows from a sweet innocent to much less, disappointingly. His interest in the damsel is quite distressing, at the least, and bothersome, at the most. Yet he cannot help thinking of her always.
Myles' best friend, a servant in the Huntington household, encourages his happenstance meetings with the girl. A masquerade ball is just the place to be unseen, is it not? Thoroughly attracted to each other, they continually struggle with their budding passion, their stations, and the inevitable heartbreak. Intrigue and loyalty bring these two together again and again, their love sealed with a kiss. But not just any kiss. Will their love have a chance to be?
The final sequel in The Huntington Saga series concludes with this volume--Creighton’s Daughter.
Cover by Diane Floyd-Miller. Thanks!:)