Agnes Makepeace has always been courageous and strong-minded. On the surface, she couldn't be more unlike the chilly, reserved Helen Spencer. Agnes knows her background is a mystery and believes that the key to the secret lies with her husband's employer, Judge Zachary Spencer of Lambert House: a mean-spirited widower. Judge Spencer has long neglected his daughter, Helen, and notices her even less when he takes a new wife. But he has underestimated the extent of his daughter's misery and her determination to enact her revenge. Helen's new-found confidence has a shocking impact on both families and, surprisingly, leads to a lifelong friendship with Agnes.
©2007 Ruth Hamilton; (P)2007 Isis Publishing Ltd