Donna Harte returns to England with little more than the clothes on her back and a burning desire for revenge. Drawn to a tumbledown cottage on the edge of The Earl of Arndale’s estate, Donna senses an otherworldly presence and learns that the cottage is supposedly haunted by the spirit of Esmeralda Bagshott.
Caleb Russell, the current earl, is impressed by Donna’s independent spirit and stark determination to fight for her rights. When it transpires that her brother-in-law has stolen her inheritance and could also have been involved in Esmeralda’s murder, it seems logical for them to work together and somehow get Ian Harte to admit to his crimes.
With local society turning their backs on Donna and with only the earl to protect her interests, can Donna get to the truth? Will Cal be able to find out who killed his neighbour’s wife, thereby healing a decade long rift?
And what of the burning passion developing between Donna and Cal? Under suspicion following her husband’s sudden death, she is entirely unsuitable countess material …