Light shelfwear to edges and covers. Bookstore stamp inside. Pages tight and clean. Spine has light creases and tilt. 408 pages. MMP Binding. Year: 1996. ISBN: 0380786044. Victoria Ryan tasted sweet freedom-and love-in Boston, far from the cast-iron code of behavior that shackles women in Alta California. Now she has come home to find nothing has changed-that she is to be married against her wishes by her father's decree. And she will share a hidden fortune with anyone who helps her escape.