I loved the character Caroline Tressidor. She is strong willed, independent, and right from the beginning of the story it is easy to see that she differs in EXTREME ways from her sister Olivia. She is not one to be taken advantage of, although she did make one mistake concerning a young gentleman early in her life...When she goes to visit her aunt as a young child, she encounters the Landower brothers who live nearby. She is very taken with Paul, although at 13 years old cannot do anything about it. Four years later when she returns to see her aunt, she again encounters Paul and this time she is old enough for something to come of it. Paul Landower is a man of mystery; he is an enigma. The tension between the two is what kept me turning the pages, both very attracted to one another and forced to stay apart...The secret concerning Caroline's past and the mystery that shrouds Paul make the novel exciting and suspenseful. Did Paul commit murder? You'll have to read to find out. Look for it at the library, it's definatly worth your time.