She Wanted to Help Him . . . . . . He Wanted to Protect Her . . . At six and twenty, Susanna Harte thought little could discompose her. Even when her father took a new bride half his age. When her father presented his new wife with the Harte diamonds that rightfully belonged to Susanna, even then she turned the other cheek.
But when her stepmother's mysterious nephew, Hugh Russell, arrived on a dark and stormy New Year's Eve, Susanna knew her well-ordered life was soon to become only a fond memory. Characters: Major Hugh Russell and Miss Susanna Harte