Tessa had loved Paul Demetrius from the start, but from the moment she introduced him to her beautiful sister Lucinda he had had eyes for no one else, until at last, unable to bear seeing the two of them together, Tessa had gone away. Now, two years later, she was home again, expecting to hear that they were married only to learn that they had never in fact married, that after a terrible accident in which Paul had been blinded Lucinda had walked out on him and he was now living the life of a recluse in Cyprus. So Tessa took her courage in both hands, went out to Cyprus pretending to be Lucinda, begged Paul's forgivenessand married him. Would her love be strong enough to stand the strain of living such a lie? And what if Paul ever found out?