Henrietta is a wilful girl. She has no interest in the romance, intrigue, and petty love stories of London society, nor in any of the other accomplishments her aunt has tried to impart to her. She would much rather ride her horse over moonlit Dartmoor dressed as a boy, chasing adventure with an infamous highwayman, the legendary Black Jack and his band of renegades. But dark secrets follow in Henrietta's wake, waiting to rise and put her in more danger than she ever could have dreamed of. When she learns of her estranged father's death and the wealth that has been left to her, her feelings are tempered by the existence among her father's possessions of a white slave. Rude, arrogant, and very disagreeable, he is a mystery man who insists he is really a French aristocrat betrayed by his father's enemies. Henrietta cannot stand him. But she has bigger things to think about. The dashing highwayman Black Jack she idolised for so long has turned out to be a monster determined to lure her into a sham marriage in order to claim all of her father's assets - including her new slave. Kidnapped by Black Jack with no way to escape, all Henrietta's dreams of a great romance seem to dim, but she will soon discover that even in the darkness of despair there is hope. Historical romance, intrigue, adventure and mystery all wait within the pages of this gripping new novel.
- Paperback | 388 pages
- 127 x 203.2 x 22.35mm | 498.95g
- 09 Jun 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations