The Green Ribbons
In 1900, Hephzibah Wildman loses both parents in a tragic accident and is forced to build a new life for herself. Penniless and only eighteen, she must leave the security of the Oxford college where her stepfather was Dean, and earn her living as a governess. Her new employer, Sir Richard Egdon, a country squire in the village of Nettlestock, has designs upon Hephzibah. She in turn has eyes only for his son, the handsome Thomas Egdon.
Within months of arriving at Ingleton Hall, Hephzibah is embarked upon a route with unforeseen consequences and she is compelled to make a desperate decision that will change her life and the lives of those around her.