Lady Emily Tremaine and her parents along with her friend Lady Julia are traveling to Constantinople to see if the area can support a railroad. At the British Embassy they meet David Oliphant and Lucien Chamberton. There is chemistry between David and Julia and Lucien and Julia. David realizes that there are people that won't despise him because of his heritage. As they journey, Lucien and Julia fall in love and she has to trust him.
This is the second book in this unique series. I liked this book because like the first it doesn't take place among the drawing rooms and balls of the Season. There is adventure in the novel and the heroine isn't a simpering miss. While Emily and Lucien are the main characters, the secondary characters play an important part in the novel, a story within a story. It makes the novel an enjoyable read.
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