England, 1914. Two women who are romantically brought together by circumstance, and attraction that threatens to be torn apart by fears, face an even bigger adversary in the face and form of a world war.
As World War I begins, England tries to maintain its "splendid isolation" policy, but the British people are quietly enduring their own misgivings, facing their own fears and wondering how long they can bear witness to carnage without a response.
Into this milieu of intrigue and uncertainty, two women begin a most unusual love affair, a love sustained by hope and encouraged by letters, but threatened by their own fears, mysterious afflictions and the world-wide anxieties covering the world like a dark shroud. In the midst of The Greatest War comes the greatest love.
Who accepts? Who refuses. Who presents "a delicate refusal" to become a tragic hero? Who lives to love?
From the author of The Blondness of Honey, Golden Crown Literary Society Finalist, Historical Romance, and Finalist, Elisa Rolle's Rainbow Awards, comes the latest novel, A Delicate Refusal .