By Freda Lightfoot
Published: July 26, 2010.
Lily Thorpe is a spirited, ambitious fisherman’s daughter, desperate to escape the poverty of her Lakeland home. When the rich Clermont-Read family spoils her plans, Lily embarks on a personal quest for revenge and marries their only son, Bertie, a handsome indolent charmer. A twist of fate brings her the freedom she craves, but the price Lily must pay is high.