A thoroughly enjoyable saga with a delightful heroine and vivid characters - Anna Jacobs
When her mother and stepfather perish in a fire, Siana Lewis finds herself destitute, with a younger brother and sister to support. Although her prospects seem bleak, Siana's beauty and intelligence will attract the attention of three men: Daniel, her first love - the man who will betray her. Francis Matheson, the village doctor, who admires Siana's determination and thirst for knowledge. And Edward Forbes, the local squire - sensual and devious, used to getting what he wants. He desires the beautiful peasant girl from the moment he sets eyes on her - and he's determined to have her. Whatever it takes.