A novel that tests our ability to forgive the unforgivable.
When Olivia’s father tries to force his daughter into an unwanted marriage, mysterious events occur, leaving the family on edge. Meanwhile, Benjamin Pratt, desperately in love with Olivia, discovers an old diary that reveals shocking long, hidden secrets. He becomes an unwilling messenger, torn between revealing a truth that will shatter her identity and destroy her family, or keep the secret and watch her marry another.
Either way, he’s bound to lose her unless a mysterious woman intervenes. And who is this woman who appears nightly in Olivia’s dreams?
Alaina has given up hope that Martin will return her love. She prepares to re-enter society’s social scene. Plans change when Harrington, her father’s business partner, appear and threatens her with blackmail. He reveals damaging evidence that could destroy her brother’s life unless she agrees to a ruse that will help him close a lucrative deal her father left unfinished when her father died. Sacrificing her respectability, she leaves London
with him on a voyage to America as his fiance. When Martin discovers that the woman he’s left behind has been blackmailed and in imminent danger, he searches for her. Despite Martin’s heroism, too many obstacles stand in the way of romance. Only a game of chance seems to be the answer in salvaging their love.