Secret For A Nightingale Author:Victoria Holt As a child in India, beautiful, highspirited Susanna Pleydell first becomes aware of her special gifts to soothe the sick. But she puts aside her dream of helping others when she meets the dashing and sophisticated Aubrey St. Clare. — Only after they are married does Susanna learn of Aubrey's brooding, dangerous nature-his obsession with the occ... more »ult and his weakness for opium. But most of all, she discovers Aubrey's strange associatiion with Dr. Damien Adair, a powerful figure who exerts a sinister influence over her husband. And when Aubrey's frightening behavior leads to tragedy, Susanna flees vowing vengeance on the one man she holds responsible-Damien Adair.
Closely guarding her dark secret, Susanna travels to the Middle East and the Crimean War, where she begins a new life as a nurse, working beside the legendary Florence Nightingale. It is there that fate brings the mysterious Dr. Adair back into her life. And it is there that Susanna finds her desire for revenge now tempered by a baffling new emothion. Is it possible that her once unforgiving heart has suddenly corssed the boundary between hate . . . and love?« less