Cursed with prophetic visions and desperate to atone for a death she could have prevented, Gianna York swears she will never again ignore the chance to save a life. When she is hired by Landen Elmsworth to serve as companion to his sister, Gia repeatedly sees the image of her employer's lifeless corpse floating in Misty Lake. As subsequent visions reveal more details, Gia soon realizes her best chance to save this difficult man is by becoming his wife.
At first, Landen Elmsworth believes the fetching Miss York might be right for a meaningless dalliance, but he grossly underestimates her capacity for cunning and soon finds himself bound until death to a woman he may never be able to trust. Yet in the dark of their bedroom they discover an undeniable passion--and a capacity to forge their own destiny . . .
A wealthy gentleman is attracted to a woman who has visions of the future in Rappold's second 19th-century Sole Survivor romance (after The Lady Who Lived Again). Gia York is forced to leave her position at the Troy Female Seminary in Troy, N.Y., and accepts an offer to work as a companion to Alice Elmsworth, a young woman in nearby Misty Lake. Gia is surprised when she realizes that Alice's brother, Landen, is the man whose death she saw in her latest vision. While searching for a way to save him, Gia is caught with him in a compromising position, and his family forces them to marry. Landen believes that Gia tricked him into marriage, but despite his ill will toward her, she is determined to do all in her power to keep him safe. Gia's selfless protection of others despite the cost to herself makes her a formidable heroine in this page-turning romance, which is enhanced by the angst between the protagonists and the undercurrent of mysticism.