England 1847-1852. Born to an English gentleman and a common French dancer, Adrian Blackford is a mischevious yet ambitious painter. He adamantly chooses to constantly clash with high society and refuses to make the least effort to live by its rules. He was cursed with an itch to stir up trouble and to trifle with the feelings of every woman loved by another man. The abandonment of the only true love he had known since childhood forces him to try to take hold of his life, but, instead, he falls prey to the vindictive scheme of a powerful trader and finds himself thrown into extreme poverty and deserted by his family. His journey to find liberty and fulfillment leads him to the realization that the women in his life had the power to either break or make him. *** Copyright © 2018 by Anan Tello Cover by José Manuel Bethencourt Suaréz www.jmbeth.com *** * The story has made the top 10 in Wattpad's Historical Awards * Highest Ranks Achieved: #1 out of 25 in SETBACKS #2 out of 57 in HAMPSHIRE #312 out of 1.65K in ENGLAND #20 out of 134 in DISAPPOINTMENTS *** All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form by any electronic or mechanical means, including but not limited to: photocopying, scanning, recording or information storage and retrieval, without permission in writing from the author. *** P.S. Kindly note that this is the first, unedited draft of this story.