The countryside of England provided an idyllic backdrop for Charles
Brumleys and Leah Hastingss childhood. Neighbors and best
friends, the pair passed many happy days racing through the rolling
hills of Derbyshire. Everything was perfectuntil Charles ruined it
all and abandoned Leah for university.
Six years later, the former friends are thrust into each others
paths once more. Leah had been looking forward to the ball, an
opportunity to further her acquaintance with the handsome Mr.
Wilkinsbut when she sees Charless familiar face through the
crowd, her traitorous heart leaps.
Charles faces his own struggle: he has loved Leah since he was
fifteen years old, yet it seems he is too lateit appears that her
affections are otherwise engaged. As the pair tentatively renews
their friendship, the spark between them is undeniable.
After so many years apart, Leah endeavors to reconcile her feelings
toward her once,cherished companion. But when a conniving rival
for Charless attention approaches Leah, the threat is clear: give up
her association with Charles, or a devastating secret about her family
will be revealed. Faced with an impossible decision, Leah must make
a choicethe ruin of her family or the ruin of her heart?