She can run but she canGÇÖt hideGÇª
As her fatherGÇÖs only heir, Catherine Cottingham expects to inherit their sprawling property in the Hunter Valley. What she doesnGÇÖt understand is why her father is trying to push her into a marriage to the pompous and repulsive Sydney businessman Henry W. Bartholomew.
When the will is read it becomes clear money, or the lack of it, lay behind her fatherGÇÖs plans. Catherine is mortified as a married woman all her possessions will pass to her husband, the overbearing Bartholomew. Her only alternative is to wait until her twenty-first birthday and inherit the property in her own right, but can she elude such a determined man until then?
A chance encounter with a travelling circus and its fiery lead performer, Sergey Petrov, offers the perfect solution and Catherine escapes to the goldfields. But there is more to the circus than spangles and sawdust and Catherine finds herself drawn into a far-reaching web of fraud and forgeryGÇª
A stunning new novel from the bestselling author of The Horse Thief and The Cedar Cutter