As a young man I left England to follow the path laid out by my father -- an arranged marriage to the daughter of his wealthy old friend in Jamaica. I meant to defy this contemptuous plan, but when circumstances left me no choice, I succumbed to his will.
Four years later, he was dead and I was glad of it! I was now the master of my own fate. Seeking a new start, I wandered the world, trying to forget my past. But it proved impossible: the memories hounded me no matter where I went.
Eventually returning to Thornfield Hall, the once-loved home of my childhood, I would come face to face with a most remarkable young woman who changed my life forever.