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Early nineteenth century North Yorkshire, England.
To avoid a forced marriage, Abigail has to escape from Beckton Manor by order of her ailing guardian Lord Hammond. With her maid, one bag and three mysterious letters, Abigail heads to York, seeking help from her father’s legal representatives. Her quest is foiled by Lord Hammond’s son who sends his man to fetch her back. A chance meeting with Captain Rusk ensures that Abigail’s world opens up to reveal more than she could ever imagine. Who should she trust – her lifelong maid or her new found friend?