Beset and Enamored
The heath was cloaked in a mist so lush that Lady Rosaline could not find her way. Not could the beautiful countess divine the face of the gallant stranger whose waiting arms saved her from the starless, rainswept night. Nonetheless, her heart was stirred by his gentle kindness and manly grace. How different was he from the kinsman who schemed for her fortune and her dishonor! But her dangerous past left her with no choice but to desert this splendid stranger.
And so Rosaline vanished with the dawn, never dreaming that the fates would lead her to a company of traveling players, the "patronage" of a lord desirous of her presence both on the stage and in his bedchamber, and the disturbing reappearance of Richard Courtenay, secretary to the aristocrat and, it soon became clear to Rosaline, rescuer of lost ladies and lost love!
Richard Courtenay and Rosaline, Countess of Beresford