Lady Madeline Raine, beautiful, charming, and vivacious, has been routinely falling in love for a number of years. And recently she has been trying desperately each time to persuade herself that finally she has found the one and only man with whom she will be happy for the rest of her life. In Web of Love she was even engaged for a while to a military officer who had been severely wounded in the Battle of Waterloo. But she cannot forget James Purnell, whom she met three years ago when his sister married her brother. At the time the two of them were like oil and water, both hating and loving each other. The last time she saw him was at a ball at her brother's country home, when she told him she loved him and he left her--and England. She has not seen him since.
James Purnell convinced himself many years ago that he could never be happy--that he could never
For a while after they meet again, nothing seems to have changed between the two of them. They avoid each other whenever they can and quarrel whenever they can't. And yet they are powerfully attracted to each other. When it comes time for James to return to Canada, they both convince themselves that they are happy about it, that now at last they will be able to forget each other. However, fate intervenes and throws them together in a totally unexpected way. Will they destroy each other? Or will they somehow fight their way through to a place of understanding, where they can find pardon and peace--and love and happiness together?
Dell Historical, ISBN 978-0-440-24307-6