It Was a Year of Triumph and Excitement . . . London, 1851. Queen Victoria opened the Crystal Palace, and thousands of visitors thronged the most dazzling exhibition in the world.
It was also a time of gentility and decorum. Young ladies hid their ankles and their feelings, and obeyed their elders without question. And Tamsin, dutifully engaged to a man she did not know, was fully prepared to do the same . . . until a dashing stranger kissed her at a grand Exhibition Ball, and awakened her gentle heart to love.