Rumors abound about the disreputable Lord Trevelin whose scarred mouth is perpetually twisted into a sneer. When Sophie Lundell glimpses Lord Trevelin at her debut ball, she determines to follow him out onto the veranda and hear from his own lips just why society is determined to shun him and just how he got that scar that adorns his face. Slowly but surely, her perspicacious innocence wears down his defenses till he tells her the real story behind the tattling tales that have left his reputation in tatters.
This charming novella tells a moving story of love and redemption. It reminds us that to be truly seen and truly heard by the other souls that travel beside us in this world is the greatest gift of all.