Philip Woodville was dead. And only two people mourned him — his mother, the vindictive, autocratic Lady Amelia, and Jessica Durleigh, the beautiful farmer's daughter who had scandalized all of Somerset by agreeing to live with him in London.
Now, Jessica had returned to the prying eyes and wagging tongues of the town in which she had been born to claim her meager legacy — the cottage of Applegate which bordered on the Woodville estate.
All too soon Jessica was to learn the dreadful truth about the man to whom she had so willingly given her heart.
Coventry Romance - # 62