Come along on the emotional roller-coaster life of Jared Bellington, the Earl of Alveston, kidnapped and sold into bondage at the very young age of seven, while his six-year-old brother was drowned. Wicked uncles are such a hazard to young heirs who are also orphans! His bondage brings him to America.
There, at the age of twelve, he saves the life of a young boy, is bought by the boy's father, and meets for the first time, the five-year-old Della Kensington. Drawn to each other in spite of the disparity in their stations of life--their purported stations in life, that is, for no one believes Jared's story--they grow up as not quite sister and brother. Jared has but one goal in life; to return to England and reclaim his inheritance. Only then will he be whole again.
By the time Della is nearing twenty, Jared is finally ready for the journey to his past. He encounters surprise after surprise, the first being that the current Earl is that younger brother, Justin, whom he thought dead. The second is the warmth and sincerity of the welcome offered by the new Earl, and his fiance, Fiona, from a neighboring estate. She has been promised since her cradle to the Earl of Alveston, and is perfectly willing to switch her allegiance to whomever holds the position.
Into this mix comes Della, a young woman wise enough to know that sometimes freedom binds stronger than chains. As the two couples wind their way through Georgian society new dangers appear.
This is truly an emotion-packed story of star-crossed lovers. You won't want to put it down. Most likely, you won't be able to, either.
Do you like a story, a good story, then this book is for you. Four star book