Little Sowerby, England, 1802. Genevieve Wilde is determined to meet life's challenges all on her own. So when her father's pocket watch is stolen, she will do anything to get it back. Upon reading an advertisement in the paper, she takes a chance and contacts a thief-taker to find the watch. It's a choice Ginny regrets when former Bow Street officer Jack Travers arrives on her doorstep. But after Ginny discovers that the watch is just a small part of a larger, more frightening plot against her, she needs Jack's help more than ever. As they work together to unravel the mystery, Ginny finds herself falling fast, leaving her heart in just as much danger as her life.