The year is 1858, and Tamsin Yeager is alone in the world. With her sisters gone west with the Mormons, and her mother dead, Tamsin finds herself at the mercy of Amos Mickelson, a wealthy local businessman, who is also her benefactor. When he makes improper advances, Tamsin flees in the darkness of night with little more than the clothes on her back--utterly destitute, but with her honor intact.
Through the kindness of a stranger, Tamsin finds work with a handsome--yet mysterious--bachelor, Caleb Tremayne. Tamsin is warned on the first day to keep her nose out of his affairs, which include frequent trips away from home. Over the months, Tamsin also learns of Caleb's hatred of slavery, which only adds to her growing intrigue and attraction to her employer.
When Tamsin discovers a hidden room and a runaway slave, she unwittingly becomes part of something far larger and more dangerous that she ever could have imagined . . . [publisher blurb]