Kate Millbanks heart beat faster when she heard that Major David Merritt was returning from the wars. For she had worshipped David ever since they had been children together. But Kate was no longer a child. She was older now, and should have been wiser. She should have know that to long for this illegitimate son of a scandalous liaison was flirting with ruin. She should have realized that war had changed David into a bitter and angry stranger. She should have feared that love was making her blind to the folly of her feelings. Instead it only made her believe in miracles as she lost her heart to this man who no longer seemed to have one.