ELIZABETH AND ALEXANDER ... A COUPLE MARKED BY DESTINY TO KNOW HARDSHIP AND TRAGEDY; DEPRIVATION AND SHAME; AND FINALLY, THE SPLENDOR OF A LASTING LOVE.
From the lap of London luxury to the poverty-ridden streets of Calcutta to the elegant ballrooms of revolutionary Philadelphia, Elizabeth Trent and Alexander Burke wage a constant battle -- against each other. Indomitable pride, explosive tempers drive them apart; undeniable desire brings them together.
As traitors conspire around them; as friends reveal themselves to be enemies; as men strip off their polite facades to claim the lovely Elizabeth, to tame the wild Alexander, each fights a private torment more fiendish than any war. For Elizabeth is everything Alexander spurns and rejects; and Alexander is everything she has been taught to avoid. Yet never have they felt such ecstasy as they do in each other's arms. Only when pride and temper no longer matter; when what they once believed is shadowed by what they now want so desperately, do they join together in a love that is deep and splendid ... and eternal.