Beautiful young Phoebe was desperate! Cruel and cunning Hiram Greene had declared his intention to marry her. At first, Phoebe didn’t take Hiram seriously. After all, he couldn’t force her into marriage.
Then Hiram launched a shrewd campaign of deceit and lies about Phoebe. Soon everyone around her, even her family, seemed determined to make her give in to Hiram. Could she stop what Hiram had started before it was too late? Or would she lose everything—her freedom, her happiness, and her wonderful new friendship with handsome Nathaniel Graham?