A young woman flees from an abductor and is rescued by two men. One, dark and dangerous, inspires fear and desire. The second, golden and beautiful, inspires love. Both want her, want to protect her from the abductor. Yet both are reflections of past lives, of choices made by an earlier version of this same woman... choices that went horribly wrong and that sent shadowy ripples through time. More
Orphan Anne Cowper is raised by a strict minister, kept hard at work, but finds enough time to make friends with a mysterious woman on the English moors and with a wild pony. At 17, her guardian tells her that she is to be sent to London, to his sister. But what starts out as a simple journey turns into a nightmare as Anne's guide first deserts her and then, upon returning, attempts to rape her.
Struggling to escape and survive, Anne meets the affluent and handsome Lyle, Lyle's sister Sarah, and Lyle's dark and mysterious friend Ian. Lyle and Sarah quickly take Anne into their hearts, welcoming her to Lyle's huge mansion and Lyle begins making plans for a future for the two of them. But Anne is drawn to the angry but hunky Ian. Her dreams warn her that she must make the right choice--but is the choice between the two men, or is there some other adventure that she must face?
Author Cathy Richard Dodson delivers an exciting Gothic Romance (set in Victorian England and Wales) with a strong paranormal element running through it. Lyle, Ian, and Anne have lived through a love triangle before--and the earlier Anne made terrible choices that continue to haunt her through the ages. Anne has enemies--some overt and some hidden--that push her to repeat past mistakes. Only the memory of her mysterious friend keeps her straight.