(Highest ranking #1 in historical fiction)
For one simple and frustrating reason, Hadassah is unable to inherit her dead parents' fortune; she is an unmarried woman.
Foreseeing this risk, Lord Hadley, before he passes in a ship wreck, creates a Trust, transferring title to his entire life's fortune, to his brother until Hadassah is married and title to his fortune can be passed to her husband.
Hadassah however, has until she turns eighteen, a year from now, to find a man, get married and regain possession of her family's fortune or lose everything to her greedy uncle.
With an uncle willing to do anything to stand in her path of regaining her inheritance, her only option is to run away from home, travel to Birmingham, serve a blind master and hope that in the process, she can find a husband as well.
Daniel Talbot has despised his inability to see for as long as he can remember. He however never imagined that his lack of sight would eventually strip him of his birthright.
Desperate, Daniel is willing to settle for a marriage of convenience to protect what is left of his pride.
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