I really enjoyed this one. Darcie is a survivor and has been through tragedy. She finds her sister, Mrs (Abigail) Feather, who runs a brothel. Abigail is also a survivor and has made the best of her situation. She directs Darcie to seek employment with Dr Damien Cole.
Damien is a mystery. There was certain moments where his motives and character where questioned. Darcie, at first cautious, gradually trusts and throws caution to the wind. Not everything is as it seems.
I admired Darcie for her escape from a harrowing event. She shares her story with Damien. Damien finally comes clean with his secret. There were times that I thought Darcie was a little too meek, but then she'd shrug it off. She did have one TSTL moment at the end. But, hey, the killer was unmasked.
What I really liked about Damien was his being able to see women as equal to men. "There are not women in medical school, " Damien repeated. "Yet."