When Sarah Marney dies, her orphaned niece Elaine believes she has finally been released from years of hardship and tyranny. But Aunt Sarah has left a legacy that extends her power beyond the grave and if Elaine marries, she will forfeit her inheritance to her cousin Oliver. Only chance brings Elaine to the spy Cato Raffen and an opportunity to free herself from her Aunt's control. However, two men stand in her way; the Prince Regent's assassin, and Oliver, who will have Elaine's fortune with or without marriage. Will murder, misunderstandings and turbulent feelings drive Cato and Elaine apart?
Used availability for Joanna Erle's Reasons of the Heart
December 2002 : UK Hardback
July 2001 : UK Hardback
August 2003 : UK Paperback
November 2002 : USA Paperback