Wiltshire, England – Spring 1880
Second sight – a blessing or a curse? Flora Latimer has a gift. Precognition, second sight, telepathy, call it what you will. But her status as the eldest daughter of a strictly religious and overly ambitious cleric means that her gift must go unrecognised during her dour and bleak upbringing. Eventually she escapes her crushing restrictions and the prospect of an enforced marriage to work as companion to the elderly and eccentric Dowager Countess of Swindon, where she swiftly discovers a new sense of belonging in an opulent and aristocratic rural setting. But it’s not long before her gift gets her into trouble. She senses a conspiracy to trick Luke Beranger, the Earl of Swindon, into matrimony. Ghosts from the Earl’s past have returned to haunt him, and he will need all Flora’s help if he is to untangle himself from their clutches.