Coral Sinclair, a beautiful but naive young photographer, learns within days of calling off her wedding that she has also lost her father.
Leaving her life in England, she sails to Kenya to take up her inheritance - Mpingo, the plantation that was her childhood home.
On the voyage, Coral meets a charismatic stranger and their mystifying attraction shakes her to the core. Later she finds out his identity and is warned that the man is not to be trusted. Rafe de Monfort, owner of a nightclub and the neighbouring plantation, is not only a notorious womanizer but also his affair with Coral's stepmother may have contributed to her father's death. Or so the rumours go.
As Coral is swept up in the undeniable chemistry between her and Rafe, a tentative romance blossoms in the exotic, dangerous wilderness of Africa. But when Coral delves into Rafe's past, she questions his true motives. Is the infamous lothario just after her inheritance? Or does Rafe's secret anguish colour his every move, making him more vulnerable than Coral could ever imagine?
Hannah spent her early childhood in Egypt, the daughter of Philae Zaki Wissa and Hanna Fahmy Wissa, author of Assiout, an Egyptian Family Saga. Her grandmother Ester Fanous was a revolutionary feminist and poet during the 1900s. Hannah was schooled at Notre Dame de Sion School for girls followed by four years at Alexandria University, Egypt from which she graduated with a BA degree in French Literature. She has travelled extensively throughout Europe and lived in Switzerland, France and England. After marrying her English husband, she settled in Kent and subsequently had little time for writing while bringing up two children, and running her own business renovating rundown cottages. Hannah now divides her time between her homes in Kent, Ireland and the South of France. She has written five other novels: Aphrodite's Tears and The Echoes of Love and Indiscretion, Masquerade and Legacy in the Andalucian Nights Trilogy.