Seventeen-year-old Katherine Greenwood is desperate to escape the confines of 19th century
London and her wretched life on the streets. Born to privilege but impoverished by circumstance,
she seeks refuge in India — a land she has heard about almost from her infancy. But life on the
subcontinent proves more difficult than she imagined. Friendless and nearly destitute, she finds
herself an unwelcome guest on a tiny indigo plantation, and at the mercy of its handsome but
brooding master, Charles Mendenhall.
Broken and bitter from the deaths of his parents a decade earlier, Charles is consumed with only
one thing: saving his beloved indigo plantation from seizure. But when his charitable sister invites
the penniless Miss Greenwood to stay with them, his entire world is turned upside down.
Intrigued by the broken man to whom she is indebted, Katherine slowly begins to unravel the
truth about Charles’ past, and in the process, makes a place for herself in his heart. But a beautiful
young Englishwoman is a rare sight in Calcutta, and Katherine soon draws the attention of the
dashing Lieutenant Marcus Bradford as well.
Drawn to the elusive Mr. Mendenhall, flattered by the handsome lieutenant, Katherine’s heart is
pulled in opposite directions — entangled in a web of love and loss from which she will not emerge
unscathed. India was her refuge, but unless Katherine can rein in her traitorous heart, she will
leave the land of her dreams more broken than ever before.