Beth and Milly Goodwin are the beautiful twin daughters of Noah Goodwin, a well-to-do Lancashire glass manufacturer, and his wife Abby (the heroine of Howard’s Reflections from the Past). In 1887, at Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Ball, they catch the eye of Hugh, Lord Thornley, a captain in Her Majesty’s Army. Hugh needs a rich wife to replenish the family fortune, which he and his dissolute father had gambled away. Though he sets his sights on modest Beth, Milly entrances him with her wanton ways, and it’s she who traps him into marriage. Milly regrets her decision many times over, for Hugh proves to be a cruel husband and father. Beth settles down with a close family friend, and over time, they form a true love match. But to save her sister, Beth makes an impetuous (though inspired) decision that sets Hugh on a path to destroy the entire Goodwin family. Despite some intense melodrama—Hugh is painted as completely evil—I found the Goodwin sisters’ story compelling and rooted for them both to find happiness. Another worthwhile saga from this deservedly popular author.