Eight years after being forcibly wed to Sir Oliver Pengarron, Kerensa Trelynne is the established lady of the manor, happy in the arms of the man she loves and the devoted mother of three children. But she never forgets her roots, maintaining the friendships of her youth, including that of Jenifer Dranncock, a local fisherman's wife.On first seeing Jenifer's son, Bartholomew, Kerensa is horrified by his resemblance to Oliver and suspects the worst. But a secret encounter with Samuel Dranncock puts her mind at rest, even though she learns a truth she must never divulge. Then Samuel's tragic death at sea and Jenifer's desperate situation causes Kerensa to wonder if she should speak out, whatever the consequences for her own family.
©1993 Gloria Cook; (P)2003 Soundings