From birth, Polly Harper seems destined for tragedy. Raised by her loving grandparents on Paradise Farm she is unkwingly tangled in a web of secrecy regarding her parentage. When she falls in love with Tobias, the wealthy son of a local landowner of disrepute, her anxious grandparents send her to work in a dairy, where she becomes instantly drawn to the handsome Matt Dinsdale, propelling her further into the depths of forbidden romance and dark family secrets. But when further tragedy ensues, Polly is forced to confront her past and decide the fate of her future. Will she lose everything, or will she finally realise that her roots and love lie in Paradise?
Diane Allen was born in Leeds, but raised at her family's farm deep in the Yorkshire Dales. After working as a glass engraver, raising a family, and looking after an ill father, she found her true niche in life, joining a large print publishing firm in 1990. Rising through the firm, she is now the general manager and is the Honorary Vice President of the Romantic Novelists' Association. Diane and her husband Ronnie live in Long Preston in the Yorkshire Dales, and have two children and four beautiful grandchildren.