Her life changed almost overnight! All of Ellen's eighteen years had been spent in Cwm Bedd, a tiny village in Wales. She loved the countryside . . . but with her newfound womanhood, she yearned for something more. And then one day it happened. A strange parcel containing an ivory heart and a cryptic message, a summons to the mansion of the local lord . . . and almost before she knew what hit her, a trip to Egypt, exotic land of mystery, danger -- and romance!