Poor, orphaned Louisa was only at Rosewell a short time when she realised
that all was not well between her golden-haired cousin Caroline and Caroline's
coolly handsome husband, Colonel Rowland Dynham.
"Much too wild," the gossips said of Caroline. But everybody was ready to accuse
the colonel when a terrible accident befell his wife.
Louisa refused to believe that Rowland could have been responsible for what
happened to Caroline and defended him tirelessly, even when his own children
turned against him. She soon realised that it was not only her belief in Rowland
that was unshakeable, but her love for him too.
A gripping story of forbidden love, this is a stunning close-up of Regency life from
the ballrooms and gaming dens of London to the rocky and beautiful Cornish countryside.
Meriol Trevor was one of the most prolific Roman Catholic women writers of the 20th Century. She wrote numerous biographies including an award winning account of the life of Cardinal John Henry Newman. She also published dozens of novels and children's stories and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1967. She died on 12th January 2000 at the age of eighty.