It is 1779, Spain has declared war on Britain and Gibraltar is under siege. Beautiful 19-year-old Bella is stationed on the Rock with her husband, Lord Kilkieran, who commands an infantry battalion. But when Kilkieran is killed in action against the Spanish, Bella is determined to remain in Gibraltar. Though she becomes a great favorite of the Governor, Bella is at a grave disadvantage without a husband. She is the victim of a horrific rape, from which she is rescued by a young soldier, Roger Carter. The two of them embark on a tender and moving love affair. But everything hangs in the balance when Bella is captured at sea by the Spanish...
Author: Philip McCutchan
Title: Lady of the Line
First Published by: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Date: April 1992