A classic tale of love and triumph over adversity, the beautiful young Ariana, sophisticated, talented, and educated from a family of established wealth. A highly prized woman of the times, who is admired all who meet her. Ariana is betrayed by her father and his dogged determination to prevent his daughter marrying her one true love and soul mate. Her father Charles, betroth her to another, a young man who is embroiled in scandal, in order to show and maintain his position of the times. Loved by two men, a wealthy man of gentry, the other an IIrishman. Conall has fled his beloved Ireland in search of work. He is a rough diamond who fears no one. Conall is conscientious, hardworking & worth his weight in gold. Ariana and her lover elope, embarking on an adventure to forge their own lives, leaving behind wealth to seek fame and fortune on their own. A beautiful narrative set in Newcastle, England in the mid Eighteenth century.