Hester Atkins was always a quiet, unassuming womanuntil she's driven to commit a crime of desperation. Now on the run, she takes refuge in the home of her former suitor, Lucas Fryston. The Grange has stood abandoned since he sailed to America to begin a new life after the English Civil War or so Hester thought. Lucas has returned to England, and their reunion reawakens a passion that neither can deny. But with Hester's past catching up to her, will one night of pleasure be all they can ever share?