An unconventional widow with a secret ...

Lady Julia Lacey suffered a loveless marriage for years. Deserted by the church when she needed it most, she is alone now and torn between wanting to provide sanctuary to women whose husbands beat them and a deep desire to return to India to reclaim her secret lovechild. To afford the voyage, though, she must liquidate her home to raise funds, but she can’t sell it, not with all the women taking shelter there.

A faithful man of the cloth with a past ...

Mr. Charles Rodman’s heart was torn to pieces years ago by a dissipated woman. Now, as the newly appointed vicar of St. Blaise’s, he wants nothing more than to lead a devout existence. Fearing Lady Julia might be a dissipated woman herself, he wants to help her return to the fold. In an effort to lure her back to the church, he offers to help her sell her home to raise money for her trip to India, but his growing attraction to her presents a complication.

Can they work together without getting burned?

Charles and Julia’s mutual fascination with one another heats up until a kiss turns into a night of illicit passion. Can she overcome her distrust of the clergy and the church and listen to her heart? Can he learn to trust her and give her his love?