The Marchant family live in Cedar Grove, a majestic Tudor manor house nestled within the rolling Cotswolds hills.
Upon the untimely death of their tyrannical father, Richard and Francesca Marchant are caught up in a web of dark family secrets, manipulation, murder, abduction and obsessive desires.
Francesca is a rebellious and spirited young girl, despised by her stepmother Catherine, and relentlessly pursued by the obsessive Rufus Donaldson. She becomes the subject of a dangerous conspiracy to force her into an unwanted marriage, jeopardising her future with the man to whom she has given her heart. Can her brother, Richard, rise above his own lustful desires and save his beloved sister?
From the green hills of Gloucestershire to the brothels of Victorian Bristol and the fens of Cumbria, Mask of Innocence is a fast paced novel set against a rich backdrop of Victorian society. A strong moral tale, Mask of Innocence shows how people come together to seek out truth and love against a whirlwind of turmoil and adversity.