It’s 1913 and England is a country on the brink of great change. War is looming in Europe, the women’s suffrage movement is picking up steam, and the aristocracy is crumbling. Archaic Victorian ideals are slipping away. The modern age is dawning, but not all are ready for it.
Caught on the cusp of two opposing worlds—one of privilege and one of liberation—recently widowed Vera Mae, a lonely young baroness, embarks upon a scandalous romance with the eccentric, avant-garde suffragist artist she hires to paint her portrait. As their relationship intensifies, she embraces her social disgrace and prepares to take command of her own future. There’s just one thing standing in her way: the man who intends to marry her.