Born to a Scottish father and a Chinese mother, Troth
Montgomery dreamed of someday traveling to Scotland, until the death of her father condemned her to a shadowy life as an interpreter in Canton.
Then Kyle Renbourne, viscount and adventurer, discovers Trothís true identity and persuades her to be his guide on a dangerous journey into the heart of the Celestial kingdom.
A meeting of minds flares into searing passion,
an idyll that ends when Kyle is captured and condemned
to death. A reckless prison cell marriage the
night before his execution sends Troth to England, where she
arrives at the estate of Kyleís brother. Though
accepted as bride and widow, she is haunted by the
memory of her dashing husband. Then the past
reaches out to Troth, bringing passion, despair, and
danger. Now she must draw on her unique heritage
to save all she holds dearóand become the woman
she is destined to be.