Julia Regan has written a story that keeps you guessing as to what else can happen to Lucia. Lucia White falls in love and her handsome Duke, Roland Casper, Duke of Gracefall, is ordered by the King to France. There has been no announcement of their intentions just a simple request that she wait for him.
Lucia and her family struggle while Roland is away at war and Lucia fears that he has chosen another after the long delay.
Family is a problem for Lucia as changes have come about that leave her feeling alone and helpless. Lord and Lady White have changed and it is almost too much to bear. They have put Lydia in jeopardy and she is unsure of how to help herself.
Only when the Duke returns from the war, does he contact her and she is unsure of what to do. He too is hesitant to make a move. There are many people standing in the way of their happiness.
The story is heart wrenching. Beautifully told with the tension of uncertainty filling the pages. I was provided a copy for review by the author.