The Prodigal Returns …
Rian Becket, believed killed at Waterloo, reluctantly returns to Becket Hall a year after the battle, maimed in body as well as spirit, and determined never to let life touch him, hurt him, again.
But Not Alone …
Beautiful, mysterious Lisette Beatty befriended Rian a month after he was injured, and has been his nurse, lover, and constant companion ever since, setting herself up as indispensable to the man, shielding him from his nightmares, helping him write his stories and poems.
… In A World Of Strangers
The reclusive Beckets do not easily accept strangers into their midst, not when so much depends on loyalty, secrecy. They may have relaxed their guard somewhat over the years … but when a woman bearing one of the names used by their long-ago enemy is in their midst, can disaster be far away? Rian will only find those answers when he and Lisette escape France and reach Becket Hall, if they manage to live that long.