A dramatic love story. The hero, forced into a fight, kills his opponent. Years later, without knowing her identity, he falls in love with the man's widow, and the story is of the adjustment of their lives after discovery of the circumstances.
When Deborah Swift isn't working on her latest novel, she enjoys exploring the English countryside. It was during one of her nature walks that an "orchid guard" inspired her to write her novel, The Lady's Slipper. As our author of the day, Swift reveals why she was inspired, why she picked the 1660s as a backdrop for her book and what the orchid symbolizes.