"When petty squire's daughter Roz Thornton is rescued from a briar patch by handsome farmer Tom Blake, she knows her attraction to him is dangerous. Tom's brother killed her father in revenge for his alleged attack on their sister Carrie, causing a bitter feud between the two families. Roz and her brother Philip must now marry well to prevent financial ruin, leaving Roz with no option but to accept an offer from the devoted, and rich, Harry Rushden. As she struggles to accept her fate, Roz has no idea that Carrie harbours a terrible secret about that fateful day--one that will lead to further destruction and tragedy for both families."--P.  of jacket.