It so happened that Horatia Pendleton was an excellent horsewoman. Which accounts for the fact that she chose to impersonate a stableboy when she fled her wicked uncle, who was trying to murder her for her inheritance. Then she discovered that her uncle was not the only one who lusted after her money.
Horatia found safety and anonymity as a servant. Until she was recognized by young Mr. Latimer, who had been attracted to Horatia and dismayed by her disappearance. He was aghast to come face to face with her as a stableboy. Had the girl lost her mind?
Horatia longed to tell him the truth. But did she dare to trust him? She had been betrayed so many times....