A lifetime of duty, widowed at just seven-and-twenty from her marriage of convenience, Eliza, now Countess of Somerset, is bequeathed a fortune, hers to keep - provided she can steer clear of scandal.
The promise of love. The last thing she expects is to be torn between two very different men - a face from the past, whose loss she's always mourned, and a roguish poet, who scorns convention.
A taste of freedom. But a lady's reputation is fragile and with jealous eyes on Eliza's fortune, it will only take one whisper of gossip for her to lose it all.