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Emily Wroe has never known her mother. Raised in a Bristol foundling home, as a young mother she is sent to skivvy at a run-down country inn. The Thorn Tree's fortunes are about to change, for the innkeeper's wife is determined to profit from the increasing numbers of gentry travelling to Bath. She soon realises that her new maid is a bright and talented girl, and Emily finds herself with a mentor, friend, prospects - and the love of Luke Gilpin, who wishes to marry her. Then Felix Winterbourne arrives at the inn, and nothing is ever the same again. Charming and enigmatic, Felix is a gentleman but he leads a double life which takes him into a very dangerous world. Emily is shocked when she discovers his secret, but she cannot resist her attraction to him. Drawn inexorably into intrigue and tragedy, she is about to find the key to her own past... Set against a backdrop of Huguenots, highwaymen and mysterious manor houses, The Mulberry Field a deliciously romantic read which will delight Anne Goring's many fans.