The first in an enchanting new series set in France at the end of the nineteenth century.
Brought up by friends of her mother's deep in the French countyside, Jenny Heron's world is near to idyllic. But Jenny's mother, Adele, decides that at sixteen, Jenny is beginning to grow up too quickly, and she insists that her daughter is placed in a strict Parisan convent school.
Jenny is delighted to find a soulmate in vivacious Kate Blake, though she begins to doubt her friend's wisdom when she discovers Kate's secret liaison with an older man. But then tragedy stikes, Jenny is uprooted again, this time to the beautiful Loire Valley. There she meets dashing Gerard de Arnay, the son of her guardian, and discovers that she herself is not immune to the over-whelming passion of first love. But tha past is full of secrets, and Jenny may be heading for more trouble than even Kate could have anticipated.