As the coach flew up the Cornish coast, Sara saw the end of her journey: Ravencliff Manor. She was now its Baroness. But what sort of man would rescue her from debtors prison by marriage -- sight unseen, by proxy? Obviously a scoundrel --
The same sort of man who kept the draperies drawn and his house in a state of gloomy disrepair. The same sort of man who let a strange, wolf-like animal roam his grounds as if it were master. Of course, Sara would have accepted the proposal of the Devil himself to get out of the Fleet, so she was resigned to her fate. Then she met her husband -- hair black as sin and a handsome face, and all her assurance vanished. What strange curse had befallen Nicholas Walraven, and what secrets did he hide? What dark fortune had brought her to this place? For good or ill, she is now . . THE RAVENCLIFF BRIDE!