Hugo, Earl of Ruven, is sailing home after ten years in
India, where he served with his regiment. His grandfather, the old earl, has
died, and Hugo has inherited the title and estate of Castle Ruven. He has also
inherited his late brother’s fiancée, Felice de Lisle. No one who sees the
handsome man standing at the rail with his face turned toward the approaching
coast suspects the truth: during one of the first battles of the Indian Mutiny,
Hugo was severely injured—the new Earl of Ruven is returning home blind.
Meanwhile, Jacina and her father, Dr. Carlton, wait to
welcome Hugo to Castle Ruven. Hugo was Jacina’s childhood hero, and she was
devastated to hear of his injury.
From the moment she sees Hugo again her heart is in turmoil.
She knows he has a fiancée but considers herself happy just to be in his
presence. Although Hugo refuses to be optimistic about the possibility of ever
regaining his sight, his spirits gradually lift while in Jacina’s company.
Then comes the arrival of Felice de Lisle, plunging Jacina and
Hugo into a world of deception and intrigue. From the misty woods
of Ruven to the snowy slopes of Switzerland, their story is played out in an
atmosphere of darkness and ever increasing danger. Download and start listening now!