Secretly married at nineteen. Deeply in love with another man at twenty.
At nineteen, Mary Burleigh was left orphaned, penniless, and with four brothers and sisters to feed and protect. Suddenly she was plunged into drudging routine work to keep the family going. She yearned for something bright and exciting.
When attractive Cal Tait insisted that they be married secretly, it seemed both romantic and a solution to her problems. No one knew.
Then a year later she met Jeff. Overnight Mary discovered what true love could be. Would she let herself stay married to a man she no longer cared for? Or would she risk another chance at happiness?