Author Porter's Book
"Once bitten, twice shy" is the law that Oriana St. Albans lives by. The young widow was wrongfully used by a dissolute lord and so ridiculed by the gossips, that "privacy" is the goal she strives for.
Meeting Dare Corlett, she feels an instantaneous flame spark between them. Dare is determined to have her and is a gentle persistent suitor. The evolution of the emotion he declares as "an affectionate, loyal, decent feeling" to the true discovery ...