“[A] powerful romance brimming over with intense emotions and dark passions” set in 18th-century England from the award-winning author of Lysette (RT Book Reviews).
Young, passionate, and willful, Allegra Baniard is out for revenge. After her family had been branded traitors and banished from Shropshire, she was forced to spend eight brutal years as an indentured servant in the Colonies. Now, she has returned to the ancestral home of her once-noble family, vowing to avenge them.
But when she meets Greyston Morgan, the new owner of Baniard Hall, he ignites a desire in Allegra’s heart that burns as fiercely as her wrath. And even as she tries to hate him, she realizes that she may be sacrificing more than she thought for her vengeance.
Caught between her newfound love and a long-simmering hate, Allegra must decide whether to destroy those who wronged her and give up her last chance for happiness—or surrender to her deepest desires and betray the ghosts of her family . . .
In this story of unexpected love and retribution, “fans of historical romance will feel right at home with Halliday’s setting . . . and with her florid dialogue and emotional complexities” (Publishers Weekly).