When Lucy Swift learns her father is planning to marry her off to an elderly man, she decides to run away. However, she hadn't got very far before falling prey to a small bunch of travelling horse thieves, who seem intent on molesting her. It seemed to Lucy that she had only escaped from one dreadful predicament, to find herself in another. The youngest member of the group, saves her from such embarrassment by declaring he wants to marry her and the wedding ceremony takes place that very same night.
Later, due to circumstances, she never thought possible, Lucy finds herself at the mercy of the son of the Earl of Darwell. To escape his clutches, she will need to use every ounce of skill she has.
This is a most enjoyable read. The author has portrayed the characters well and as the story unfolded, I felt myself being drawn to Lucy and her ever mounting-problems. I highly recommend this novel