Beyond the Walls of Greenmoor Manor
At the age of eight, one should be running about the streets with the neighbor children, playing tag and screeching like wild banshees. While the other children were doing just that, dashing through the alleys and terrorizing their mothers, Mary Noble was packing all of her belongings into a single tattered bag.
Sent away from her father’s home to live with her Aunt at Greenmoor Manor, Mary is the unwanted ward in a house large enough to host the royal family. She grew up as a wild child with an unruly imagination, doing everything her Aunt truly disapproved of. She was sent away to finishing school and after five long years she returns to the Manor just the same as she was before, only this time she is not a child. In her absence her childhood friend James had turned into a man, her aunt had become even more cantankerous than ever and her husband Mr. Whitby has decided it is high time for Mary to be out into society. Through suitors, balls, undiscovered feeling and heartbreaks, Mary searches for the one thing she had longed for all her life, home. Home is where the heart is and she might just discover that her heart is closer than she ever imagined.