Since witnessing the death of her husband during the wars,
Imogen, Lady Barclay, has secluded herself in the confines
of Hardford Hall, their home in Cornwall. The new owner has
failed to take up his inheritance, and Imogen desperately
hopes he will never come to disturb her fragile peace.
Percival Hayes, Earl of Hardford, has no interest in the
wilds of Cornwall, but when he impulsively decides to pay a
visit to his estate there, he is shocked to discover that it
is not the ruined heap he had expected. He is equally
shocked to find the beautiful widow of his predecessor’s son
Soon Imogen awakens in Percy a passion he has never thought
himself capable of feeling. But can he save her from her
misery and reawaken her soul? And what will it mean for him
if he succeeds?