(From the publisher):
Alexander Kinross is remembered in his native Scotland only as a shiftless boilermaker's apprentice. But when he writes from Australia to summon his bride, his relatives realize he is now a man to be reckoned with. Arriving in Sydney after a difficult voyage, sixteen-year-old Elizabeth Drummond meets her husband-to-be and discovers that he frightens and repels her. And, isolated in Alexander's great house, Elizabeth finds that marriage does not prompt her husband to enlighten her about his past life—nor his present one, in which his mistress, the sensuous, tough, outspoken Ruby Costevan, still plays a part...
Original title: The Touch
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ The Antipodes (everything Else)
Fiction→ Romance→ Historical