A thrilling tale of love, adventure, and survival during the Indian Mutiny of 1857 by the creator of the iconic Miss Silver.
Wentworth’s third novel, a work of intrigue and adventure set during the Indian Mutiny of 1857 in which an English couple escapes from the massacre at Cawnpore to the Indian countryside.
Helen Wilmot, a resourceful and loyal young woman, journeys to India to live with her widower father and Adela Lauriston, her ravishing yet headstrong cousin. When Helen’s father dies, she moves in with Adela and her husband, the dashing Captain Richard Morton. Adela’s flirtatious behavior and imperious attitude set tongues wagging in the expatriate community, but when the spirit of rebellion spreads like wildfire amongst the sepoys of the East India Company, the time for gossip is over.
Fleeing the massacre at Cawnpore, Helen, Adela, and Captain Morton discover that the sins of yesterday are never forgotten, and that true love can blossom in even the most tragic of circumstances.