Beautiful Caroline MacNair, American born and bred, little cares that the handsome Englishman is three years her junior. Any more than Adam Clarendon cares about his commitment to Pamela Albright, who though attractive is British reticence personified. To the young couple, Caroline and Adam, nothing matters but their burning passion for one another, a desire so strong that Caroline can deny Adam nothing, even her innocence. Ecstatically she gives herself to him, only to suffer horror and shame when she learns that Adam is her own half-brother, missing since childhood. This is the ongoing saga of the scandalously entangled lives of two powerful dynasties, tainted by rampant ambition and illicit sex, sins and missteps, that seep down through the generations, from mother to daughter, from father to son, here marking even the grandchildren and those they love with the stains of Nightsong. At the heart of the drama are two cosmetics empires built on rivalry, revenge, and ultimately, retribution. Great historical romance!