||Millie's fiance had been 'stolen' by her sister, Esme, leaving Millie to live at home, caring for her father. But when he dies in 1891, she's left without a penny and goes to live with Esme and Leo as a domestic. Leo wastes no time in revealing to Millie that he still loves her, more than he ever loved her sister.
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||Millie can't escape a life dogged by romantic complications - Millie is weary of living with her sister, Esmi who is indulging in clandestine meetings with a man whom she knows only as Wally and Esmi's husband Leo, who pines for Millie. So she moves in with Poppy, a risqui star at Tapper's Supper Room. But Poppy's married lover, MP Henry Granger, drags Millie's life into an even more fraught and deadly maelstrom of love.