When it was discovered that the notorious Duke of Melcombe had become the guardian of Ravella Shane, Society was shocked. For the Duke was a
gambler, a roué, a man not to be trusted, while Ravella was young, innocent, beautiful and rich. An
incongruous pair that were to invite endless gossip and speculation.
The Duke, however, was captivated and was prepared to ignore such comments. For Ravella, her guardian could do no wrong. She adored him and refused to believe any ofthe stories that she heard
about him. How her illusions were shattered, and how, after much heartbreak and dificulty, she found happiness is told in this exciting and passionate novel by Barbara Cartland.