The Lady's Slipper
The King is back, but memories of the Civil War still rankle. There are old scores to settle, and religious differences threaten to overturn the fragile peace.
Alice Ibbetson is passionate about painting wild flowers. When she discovers a rare orchid, the Lady’s Slipper, growing in a wood belonging to Richard Wheeler, she is captivated by its beauty.
Richard Wheeler is a Quaker, and fired by his newfound faith, is determined to keep it where God intended it to grow. Alice knows that the orchid is unique - the last of its kind - so she steals it, determined to preserve it for future generations, little dreaming of the consequences that would unfold from this single act. An act which will turn friends into enemies and enemies into friends, and change her forever.