England 1821: Daughter of a tradesman, Alice Galbraith is dangerously close to being on the shelf. Arriving in London, she has little hope of finding a husband, much less the titled one her aunt expects. But when a handsome gentleman barrels his way into her path, her prospects appear brighter.
As part of the landed gentry, Andrew Weatherby is on the fringe of high society. When he literally runs into the enchanting Miss Alice, he falls—head over heels. But his hopes for an attachment dwindle upon discovering she’s the great-niece of a countess.
Defying her aunt, Alice believes a proposal is on the horizon, until she witnesses a clandestine meeting which sends her running away to heal her broken heart. Called home by his father’s illness, Andrew is shocked and confused upon discovering Alice no longer wishes to see him.
When they reunite half-way around the world, their hearts are challenged once again. But this time it may cost one of them their life.