First Edition hardcover has light shelfwear to edges and covers. Pages tight and clean. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. Retired library copy with usual marks/distinctions. Pocket removed. 176 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1982. ISBN: 0312532253. From the Michaelmas Eve when gallant Patrick Kinnersley rescues young Caroline from a fall down a hillside, there is an unmistakable attraction between them, despite the fact that Patrick's father, the wealthy Earl of Milford, and Caroline's father, an impoverished drunkard and gambler, have despised one another for years. Meeting clandestinely each day in the peaceful Yorkshire countryside, the elegant, well-born Patrick is captivated by Caroline's charm and spirit, and she is stirred by his devotion and tender caresses.