Lenora Wilton has spent her life hiding behind the keys of her beloved pianoforte and the vibrancy of her younger sister, Cassie. But Lenora is ready for a change and begins her journey of self-discovery by traveling to Bath to live with her Aunt Gwen and teach music at an all-girls’ boarding school. She is different in Bath and enjoys the freedom and independence of her new life there.
When Lenora meets Aidan Asher, she finds herself attracted to him; unexpected feelings that become more complicated when she learns that Catherine—Lenora’s newest and most troublesome student in the school—is Mr. Asher’s niece.
Catherine is a miserable student, but Lenora feels as though she is making progress with the troubled girl while the chemistry between Lenora and Aidan increases. When they share a passionate kiss by the River Avon, Lenora feels it is the beginning of new forever … until she learns that Aidan has withheld an important detail that changes everything. Lenora closes her heart, but agrees to continue helping Catherine. Aidan finds himself caught between his obligation and his heart, daring to hope he can manage both.
Lenora, after years of hiding from everyone and everything, faces a decision only she can make.