For Charlotte, growing up on the estates of Kendal Manor with Lachlan, the youngest Lord Alford, was idyllic, despite being destined a servant, yet as an adult, Charlotte Mondrook's world has fallen into such disarray she can no longer fathom it. Just as it became for her older sister, Eleanor, a newly widowed woman who lost her young family in a tragic accident.
Heartbreak, it seems, follows everyone, and Charlotte has never felt more sorely aggrieved.
Snippets of hope and light sift in but then disperse, pulling at her ever more.
When her true father, a Duke of considerable fortune claims her as his own, she's whisked off to London to live in luxury.
Yet destiny has a way of catching up to you when you least expect it, and while pain can leave you destitute of heart, it can also transform into greater wisdom.
And of course, true love can strike you to your very core and leave every lesson you've learned along the way, lost in its wake.
The Alford brothers, both Lords of Kendal Manor, have travelled substantially different, diverse and challenging paths into adulthood, however, both are about to discover that their hearts have never forgotten sanctuary, or the women they knew first as children and then as young men.
Lachlan went to war and was thought dead, but, in fact, survived torturous conditions in captivity. And Alex inherited the mantle of his father and become the Marquess of Kendal both young and untried, yet still, he was a widower in need of a wife.
How can broken people who have known each other growing up but lived parallel lives, accept their destinies are aligned with each other? And how did they never see it to begin with?
***Readers are advised that this novel includes explicit sexual content.***
***Please be advised that sensitive topics, such as death, are included in the content which may be upsetting to some readers.***
I previously published this book beneath the pen name Cassie Mac. It has been re-edited and re-published