The widow Alison Sheiling has been a dutiful soldier’s wife, a nurse during the Napoleonic War and most importantly, a mother. Now that her daughter is nearly grown, Alison longs for excitement and maybe a discrete affair with the right man. But how does a lady go about finding a lover without revealing the shame her husband made her feel?
Barrister John Netterman spent the last twenty years searching for the men who murdered his pregnant wife. When he found the last of the killers, John took his own justice, but in the process was tortured and left possibly blind. In the aftermath family friends have found an experienced nurse… a sweet smelling, soft touched woman whose voice soothes away his nightmares. As John heals, Alison makes a shocking proposition, one that would tempt a saint. But John wants more than to be in Alison’s bed for a single night. He wants to be in her heart forever.
Can he teach her to love and trust again?