Amelius Goldheart is banished from his Christian community is Illinois. He travels to England to live with his uncle John. His uncle's wife wants to find the answer to the disappearance of her child and for that reason Amelius's niece is kept away from him. Amelius glimpses his uncle's daughter and is fascinated by her.
The Fallen Leaves
I enjoy all of Collins works. This is one I actually had not read til now. It isn't quite as good as his novels or other short stories but is an enjoyable read.