By Michael E. Sedgwick
Published: January 15, 2013.
Thomas, son of a village blacksmith in 18th century England, relates he fell in love with Lucy, an outstanding beauty and daughter of a wealthy family with societal ambitions. Their distaste for Thomas’s humble background and their callous marriage plans for Lucy frustrate the young lovers’ passions as they resist the parental business objectives of marriage. Dark clouds form when they make plans.