Rebecca Benton is ahead of her time for a woman in Early America in the year, 1833. Marrying and becoming the wife of a head strong man is not part of her plan. When two vastly different men enter her life, each vying for her attentions, one lapse, a single moment of passion, finds her married to the wrong one. Can she forget her heart’s desires, the man she wanted, and give herself to the one she can’t stand. Or, will she end up forsaking her marriage vows for true love?
Lord Alexander Bradford has been wrongly accused of attempted rape. Fleeing from England to America, he purchases a home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He has one purpose in mind – to acquire a wife. However, polite society has not forgotten his past, and gossip follows him. Finding a virtuous woman to marry is near to impossible until the beautiful, independent Rebecca Benton stumbles into his path. Can Alexander win her heart, or will his past make him lose the only woman he will ever love?