Laura Morrison, aged 30, meets Mr Templeton, with whom she has an instant rapport. After three chance meetings, he disappears and no one will confirm ever seeing him.
Laura risks danger and disgrace to discover the truth. Information comes to light convincing her family she is deluded - the gentleman is imaginary. They conspire to force her to marry her cousin, Sir Richard Morrison, in the belief that marriage will cure her ills. Laura begins to doubt her own sanity, and agrees.
The conspiracy begins to unravel...(Publisher's blurb)