Deceit . . . Proud and beautiful Marissa Ayers grew up among England's poorest coal miners, determined to escape her life of hardship. When her wealthy mistress asked Marissa to impersonate her for an arranged marriage to a brash American, Marissa found her chance -- but how could she marry this forbidding stranger? And how could she keep the secret of her past?
Ian Tremayne wanted nothing from his young English bride; their marriage had been the result of a rash promise. But Marissa, with her silences and burning, willful eyes, was haunting him -- he would discover the hidden truth about his wife . . .