From the moment they met, Marjies heart has
belonged to handsome Captain Stanley Jonquil,
younger brother of the Earl of Lampton. But six
long months ago, when Stanleys sense of honor
required that he do as he had sworn and return to
the Continent to fight in defense of King and
country, neither Stanley nor Marjie could have
dreamed what the cost of his service would be.
It has been ages since Stanley last wrote, and Marjie
and the Jonquil family are plagued by his unknown
fateuntil the day he unexpectedly reappears.
Marjies joy, however, is quickly shadowed by
confusionthe aloof, battle,worn soldier before her
is not the man he once was. In the wake of Stanleys
blatant disinterest in renewing their acquaintance,
Marjies devastation turns to determination as she
vows to help him find peace. But his scars run far
deeper than anyone realizes. Despite his feelings for
her, Stanley believes Marjie deserves a man whose
hands are not stained with the violence of battlefields
and whose mind and heart are not haunted by the
horrors he has seen.
Honor requires Stanley to return once more to the
life he has grown to despise, one he knows will
destroy him in the end, even as his heart beckons
him to stay with Marjie, the only woman he could
ever love, and the promise, at last, of redemption.