The only one who caught his interest was sixteen-year-old Lissa Wayburn. Her fine straight nose, remarkably fine eyes, and riot of glorious copper curls seemed to belie her unknown birth and doubtful respectability. The viscount took her in as a companion for his sister, giving her an education in the ways of the polite world.
The disappointment and jealousy of the frustrated mamas and daughters bred a dangerous scandal. Lissa was left with no choice but to run away. For she and Stapleford found themselves falling in love.
Now he had to find her—and try to uncover the true facts about her birth. . . .Mira Stables is the author of many historical fiction novels, including The Byram Succession, The Swynden Necklace and Golden Barrier.