'Tis said of love that it sometimes goes, sometimes flies; runs with one, walks gravely with another; turns a third into ice, and sets a fourth in a flame: it wounds one, another it kills: like lightning it begins and ends in the same moment: it makes that fort yield at night which it besieged but in the morning; for there is no force able to resist it.
--Miguel de Cervantes
Aiden Royce's journey to an isolated New England hillside raises specters from his past. But a chance encounter alters the course of his future. A future he never dreamt possible.
In the span between the Great War and the Great Depression, Aiden Royce loses both family and fortune. He has nothing left but memories and regrets until a series of letters arrive; incoherent ramblings written by a familiar hand that nevertheless offer Aiden some important clues. Months later he's roaming the grounds of the crumbling Cebren Spa, a once posh destination, but now an empty shell of mystery and menace. One saving grace in this perplexity is the handsome Sebastian Desmond, a descendant of the spa's founders. He rescues Aiden from a storm, but in doing so opens up a different sort of tempest when secrets unravel and both men's lives are torn asunder. Can decades-old questions be answered, and a burgeoning and venturesome romance prosper in the shadows of a once restorative wellspring?
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