London is the place to be in 1851. The crisp spring air is vibrant and alive with excitement in anticipation of the unveiling of the magnificent Crystal Palace. But can a star-crossed love finally bloom in the midst of the tumult?
Mimi Marsh has adored the brilliant and dashing Nathan Price in secret for years. One brief, rapturous moment is all they have shared, and she yearns passionately for more. But since that night, Nathan has known the exhilaration of triumph...and the pain of personal ruin. How can Mimi hope to win back his trust and affection in light of all Nathan has been through? With her soft gaze and gentle words she invites him back into her soul -- and Mimi sees the desire that burns in his eyes whenever she enters the room. The only woman ever to have captured this wounded man's love, Mimi is now the only one who can save him. But will proud, wronged Nathan ever embrace the power of her passion -- and open his guarded heart to a miraculous, once-in-a-lifetime romance?