Elayne Stanton moves to Ayrshire Park as companion to Baron Cedric Tawnish’s bedridden wife. The Baron’s attraction to young Elayne is apparent and flaming tongues spread unfounded rumors about Elaine’s unchaste conduct in the Baron’s arms. None of it true.
Despite the rumors the Baron conducts himself honorably towards Miss Stanton, until one night he stumbles into the house with apparently lascivious intentions toward the innocent girl.
One moment upstanding and honorable, the next brazen and boorish, the Baron tumbles into behavior that seems like he is two different men.
Elayne begins to fear for her life as the Baron’s advances grow bolder. She must plan a way to escape Ayrshire Park before she is harmed by the schizophrenic madman who roams the passageways.
But Ayrshire’s halls are privy to a secret hidden from Elayne that changes everything. Will it’s secrets be revealed before it is too late and she and the Baron lose all that is precious?
In this original Regency fairytale the classic tale of Jekyll & Hyde takes a decidedly romantic Regency turn.