In the middle of her wedding ceremony, celebrated artist model Marguerite DuBois is abducted by Bram St. Charles, a Civil War soldier who had been presumed dead and who wants to rebuild his home and claim Marguerite as his lawful wife.
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Augusta McKendrick’s serene world is shattered in an instant when a shot rings out at the Billingsly School for Young Ladies and an influential United States senator lies dead in the middle of the library floor. Vainly, she strives to hide the evidence of the crime, but within days, Major Jackson St. Charles arrives to accuse her of murder and place her under house arrest. Once inside the school, Jackson St. Charles has his own agenda to follow and a private score to settle with...