In the beautiful wilderness of Victorian New Zealand, Kate O'Connor hoped to forget the bitter past and the memories of love denied.
But in the grand house of the dashing Lord Devenish and his spoiled family, she was drawn into a circle of betrayal and treachery...of smoldering passions and forbidden love...and a shocking truth she could not escape.
I have to say that this is the first book by Dorothy Eden with which I've been disappointed. The story was saved only by the descriptions of the New Zealand landscape and weather and by how some of the other settlers had carved out lives for themselves.
What withered my enthusiasm for this book on its tender young vine was the cast of characters. To be blunt, too many of the cast were either completely unlikable or thought solely with their reproductive organs... or both. Definitely not my kind of cast! Of course, since no two people ever read the same book, your mileage may vary-- and I certainly hope it does.