Alone in an alien forest, her memory gone. What if rescue only makes things worse?
The girl wakes, in unremembered surroundings, to find she is injured, her gown dirtied and torn. What happened to bring her to this is a mystery. Moreover, she does not know who she is.
Finding a damsel in distress in his grounds, the Earl of Wytham is prompt to the rescue. Yet Charles cannot rid himself of the suspicion this is one more ploy to inveigle him into matrimony.
As Elaine ? called so for want of any other name ? recovers snatches of her past, questions mount. Is she married or merely a mistress? Why has no one come to claim her? Convinced she is not free, Elaine dare not give in to her heart.
Can Charles overcome his doubts and indulge his growing attraction to Elaine? Or will the truth arrive too late?