1758 — At seventeen, Miss Georgiana Blake knows that John Crawford is the only man she will ever love, and that she will marry him. Never mind that John is the bastard son of the Earl of Halford, or that he is leaving to fight in India. John is indestructible: he will be back, and she will wait.
Georgiana cannot imagine that her marriage will become so important for her family, or that she will have to forsake the man she adores. A man whose virtue is not forgiveness.