In the small town of Colden, Massachusetts, Libby Sawyer leads a quiet, predictable life. Yet beneath the surface, she is haunted by a secret.
Newly arrived on American shores, Michael Dobrescu is far from predictable, and his arrival in Colden is anything but quiet. Michael's shocking claim to be the rightful owner of Libby's father's house immediately alienates him from the appalled citizens of Colden.
Despite her own outrage, Libby is unwittingly fascinated by this enigmatic man who seems equally intrigued by her. As the court's decision about the house looms and the layers of mystery surrounding Michael's past are unveiled, Libby's loyalties are tested in ways she never imagined.
"Camden's stand-alone inspirational historical romance addresses such social issues as prejudice, illiteracy, and the dearth of options open to women in the late nineteenth century. Camden also entrances readers with vibrantly drawn characters and intriguing plot twists to create a tenderly evocative novel." --Booklist
"Camden's second evangelical historical romance (after The Lady of Bolton Hill) successfully combines suspenseful intrigue with a lively, unpredictable love story." --Library Journal