A tale of suppressed passions, set in mid-19th-century rural Gloucestershire. The gifted son of an impoverished stonemason is educated at the home of John Tarrant, and is captivated by his lovely old house and his two beautiful daughters. By the author of Seedtime and Harvest and Two Farms .
Mary Pearce, a Londoner by birth, now lives in the relative peace of Gloucestershire. Her writing career began with the appearance of short-stories in magazines since when she has become the author of nine highly successful novels.