In the gambling-mad salons of mid-18th century London no one is much surprised when the elegant Earl of Astbury wins Elyssa Fontwell during a game of cards. The Earl is horrified at winning plain, ailing Elyssa, and he immediately dispatches her to the country in the hope the damp will make a speedy end of her. However, Elyssa grows stronger and, stung by Lord Astbury's rejections of her, responds to Sir Courteney Hartington's flirting, unaware that he has sinister designs on her.
Used availability for Rachelle Edwards's Fleet Wedding
October 1981 : UK Hardback
December 1995 : UK Paperback
May 1982 : USA Mass Market Paperback