Since witnessing the death of her husband during the wars, Imogen, Lady Barclay, has secluded herself in the confines of Hardford Hall, Cornwall.
The new owner Percival Hayes, Earl of Hardford impulsively decides to pay a visit to his estate there, he is shocked & delighted to discover that it is not the ruined heap he had expected.
He knows nothing of who lives there or their relationship to him. It is a sharp learning curve for him. He has to deal with an estate that is doing ok but should be doing better.
Smuggling plays a big part to the lives of those who live on the estate, not necessarily to their benefit, & Percy decides to do something about it.
Then there is passion and romance, or maybe not!
Very enjoyable story.
For those who enjoy Georgette Heyer novels.
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