'John Laslett has just arrived in Green Valley as the new parish minister, employed by the patron, Lady Vera Wallace. At first it seems that the grand lady is full of grace and her intention is to see to his every need. However, there is something strange about the housekeeper she has sent. Kate is efficient in every detail, but John cannot seem to break through the cold exterior. Something is wrong, he is sure, but he doesn't know what ... Kate has a secret she doesn't want anyone to know, especially the hateful new minister–the man who has taken her father's place.'
Source: Publisher's blurb.