This beguiling and richly moving novel of a beautiful child bride whose dashing and aristocratic husband becomes a fugitive from justice unfolds a stirring tale of romance, intrigue and danger.
When lovely 13-year-old Elinor Dane is given in marriage to Gervase Ashbourne, heir to Fairwood, she does not know she will not see her husband for five long years. Gervase, an idealistic young rebel, joins the Duke of Monmouth's forces against the king. He becomes an outlaw when Monmouth is defeated. The king's men are now hunting him everywhere-and anyone caught sheltering a rebel will be executed.
But Elinor is unafraid. She waits for only one thing-for Gervase to return and claim her as his true wife.