When Ellen Tucker enters into service at Redfern Abbey, a titled household, she knows how lucky she is. All she wants is to work hard and rise up the ranks. Finding love is the last thing on her mind - and then she meets Master Edward, the Earl's only son. As heir to the Redfern title, Edward is fully aware of his responsibilities and where his future lies. He knows that Ellen, a maid, has no place in that future but he can't fight his attraction to her. As their moments of stolen passion become more intense, Ellen and Edward realise that they need to find a more permanent solution, whatever the consequences . . .
In this exclusive digital short story, Catherine King tells a passionate and heartrending tale of a love affair that is determined to survive against all odds.