By Valerie Holmes
Published: July 1, 2012.
In 1809 Elizabeth Matthews enjoys being with her soul-mate, Thomas, son of the estate’s handyman. Her mama mysteriously asks her to bury a tin. Life in the village of Alunby is then left behind when she is sent to school in York. Elizabeth dreams of the day when the secret inside the tin box is revealed and of returning to Thomas. She discovers a greater secret than she could ever have imagined.