The Secrets of Ashmore Castle
1901. When the Earl of Stainton dies in a tragic hunting accident, Giles, the eldest son of the noble Tallant family, must step forward to replace him as the head of the family. But Giles has avoided the Castle and his stifling relatives for years, preferring to forge his own path away from the spotlight. Now, he must give up his ambitions and honour his duty to the family.
With their world upended, the Tallants and their servants struggle to find their place in the house – and society – once again. And Giles discovers that, along with the title and the castle, he has inherited debts that threaten the security of the entire family.
In Kensington, Kitty Bayfield, the painfully shy but moneyed daughter of a Baronet, has just left school with her penniless companion Nina. Nina captures the new Earl’s heart, but only Kitty’s fortune can save the Stainton estate, and soon Giles must choose between his duty and his heart . . .