Annabelle yearns for romance. She longs to be like the heroines whose exploits she follows in her beloved Fanny Sparrow novels. When her aunt and uncle invite her to go to Bath for the season, she feels as if her every dream is about to come true.But reality and fantasy don't always see eye-to-eye, and even supposed friends can be hiding ugly truths. A chance encounter with a handsome man as she's attempting to escape a horrible miscreant sets Annabelle's heart to thumping and her imagination to running rampant.Her uncle has just inherited Godshollow, a gothic castle hidden in the heart of the Gloucestershire countryside. Is Annabelle's long-awaited adventure about to begin? And will she survive it?