In 1654 New England, 19-year-old Rosalind Chandler vows never to marry, and to swiftly discourage any man who attempts to change her mind. Her reasons for remaining unwed are valid, yet she never has spoken of them to anyone, which causes gossip and speculation to run rampant in the town.
Due to some clever manipulation, Rosalind’s mother, eager to see her eldest daughter wed, arranges for Rosalind to become the live-in companion of the ailing wife of the town’s powerful magistrate – who just happens to have two handsome and charismatic sons. One son, Nathaniel, immediately is attracted to the lovely blonde, but Rosalind, adamant about never becoming any man’s wife, is not receptive to him or his efforts to woo her. She does, however, find herself inexplicably attracted to one of the Corwins’ field workers – silent, dark-eyed and mysterious – a “savage” in the eyes of the townspeople.
Nathaniel is offended when he notices Rosalind eyeing the muscular “heathen” as he works shirtless in the field. This drives Nathaniel to become even more determined to win her for himself…even if it means breaking the law. But then, the son of a magistrate pretty much can get away with anything…
Too Far to Whisper