Original release Oct. 1978 (Publisher- Hutchinson; ISBN- 0091347602)
Rewritten and released (April 1979) as: "Lord Gilmore's Bride"
A Monstrous Night of Madness . . .
A Despicable Dawn of Disgrace
Pilar had not even a family name to call her own. She had only her ravishing young beauty and rapier-like wit to protect her as an imprisoned ward of a wandering gypsy band.
When the notorious Lord Gilmore, his senses inflamed by a night of revelry, forced Pilar to become his bride, she found she had escaped one nightmare captivity only to be trapped in another.
She was wed to a man who clearly despised her in the sober morning after. She had no friends to help her in a society that scorned her; no apparent hope of rivaling the woman who was her husband's mistress; and no knowledge until too late that she was an imperiled pawn in a game of savage greed.
But Pilar had also no time for self-pity. She was too busy fighting for her life — and then for love!