AN ABANDONED ESTATE, A MYSTERIOUS STRANGER, AND A LADY DRAWN IRRESISTIBLY TO INTRIGUE! As spirited as she is penniless, living sparingly on the dilapidated estate called Lanterns, Marietta Warrington is the backbone of a large family whose fortune has been gambled away. Then she becomes drawn to a devilishly attractive stranger with a notorious reputation. How could a man able to gaze into her eyes with such love be a liar . . . even a murderer? The answer lies in a tangled web of mystery and danger, in a legacy of stolen treasure and family treachery, and in the truths that inhabit that most wondrous place: the human heart. . . .