Elizabeth is supposed to inherit Bastian Point, but instead ends up making a very difficult choice. That choice is between duty and her heart. She is engaged to someone she doesn't love, but finds herself in the "arrangement" anyway, but she longs to be in Bastian Point. So, she runs away. While it's not safe, Elizabeth doesn't feel any safer in London. She does reluctantly let Rowan help her, but her fiance and some smugglers are after her. Will Rowan let Elizabeth know how he feels? Will love win over class? Will Elizabeth be safe in Bastian Point or taken back to London?
I love stories set in this time frame and this one didn't disappoint. The characters and story line are well done and invite readers to join them on the adventure. At times I was rooting for Elizabeth to keep running and be safe, and other times to be settled and fall in love. I recommend this book to all readers of historical fiction. You will enjoy it. I received my review copy from the Book Look Program in exchange for an honest review.