When mill heiress Miss Emily Marsham agrees to a marriage born out of tragedy and hardheaded necessity, her hopes for future marital bliss aren't high. Adam Blackthorn, the ambitious manager of one of her father's mills is not what she expected in a husband. Can she make the best of her situation and be a dutiful wife, or will Adam challenge her to become something else entirely?
Emily’s father has demanded her marriage to his mill manager or else he will cut her and her mother out of his will. Emily’s brother is murdered and her father has a heart attack but before he dies Emily and Adam are married. A marriage that was unwanted becomes a great love they both come to cherish. There is s a lot going on in this book that adds to their story and makes this an enjoyable read. The story is well written and it draws you into all of the happenings that are going on all around them. This is a great read and I would highly recommend it.