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From the rolling countryside of Kent to the colourful souks of Morocco, this is a heart-stopping novel of romance, intrigue and danger – and a passion to risk dying for.

Impoverished Stella Myles meets the enigmatic Montgomery in a Piccadilly ballroom and he orchestrates a job for her as governess with the wealthy, secretive Ainsworth family at their country estate. Stella struggles to fit in – although nothing proves so challenging as restraining her emotions for the mysterious Douglas Ainsworth.

When they all venture aboard a cruise ship, tensions reach impossible heights. Stella finds herself in dangerous new territory, and in possession of an incendiary document that she must get to London at all costs.

From the rolling countryside of Kent to the colourful souks of Morocco, this is a heart-stopping novel of romance, intrigue and danger – and a passion to risk dying for.
Praise for Fiona McIntosh

'Beautiful storytelling, emotional depth and complex characters captivated me from start to finish.' Write Note Reviews

'Sure to appeal to lovers of period romantic dramas like Downton Abbey.' Woman's Day

'Fiona McIntosh is a superior writer in the genre, and if you enjoy popular romantic fiction, you'd be mad not to try her.' The Age

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  • Paperback

    9780143573821

    April 18, 2016

    Penguin

    448 pages

    RRP $26.00

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  • EBook

    9781743483886

    March 25, 2015

    Penguin eBooks

    440 pages

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