Signet, Dec 2003, 6.99, 416 pp.
In 1751 in a remote part of Ireland, Duke John Gunning and Elizabeth Gunning, meeting for the first time, share a Midsummer Night's Dream encounter. Both are attracted to one another, but neither expects an aristocrat and a commoner to run into each other ever again as their circles are quite different.
Elizabeth's pushy mom plans to have both her daughters perform on the stage. She turns to h...