Amy Armstrong doesn't enjoy being sold off to a prosperous
farmer like a prized cow at a county fair. But what choice
other than marriage has she when he's the only man willing
to take in a woman with no dowry and a dependant mother?
Certainly no one as beautiful as Amy wants to be plunged
into abject poverty. Far from being left with no options,
Amy indeed has a way out that she could never have
imagined. Even if it is by force. A secret suitor with a
secret past has her all to himself in the comfort of his
carriage. Now, a simple trip to London is about to be
delayed by a passionate man with a team of horses, a whip,
and an irreversible mission—a savior who's whisking Amy
away on the ride of a lifetime, with a slight detour of the
A not-so-simple diversion.
"Are we going back to London by another
route?" Amy asked him. "Did you hear what I said, Mr.
Ingleworth? You have taken the wrong turn."
For answer, Mr. Ingleworth lifted his reins
and again flicked his leader's ear with his whip.
"Please, Mr. Ingleworth. I am beginning to be
frightened by your behavior."
His mouth set a grim line, he made no answer.
"Stop this carriage at once," Amy said in a
firm, loud voice. "I will not go another inch with you
until you explain yourself."
After a moment, he slowed his team down and
looked at her with eyes feverish with excitement. "But once
I do, you will go with me, won't you. Willingly! I knew it!"
Amy frowned at him. "Explain yourself."
"We are eloping my love."