1813 Numb after the pain of an intolerable betrayal, 19 year old Alexandra Broughton turns to her only source of hope a an arranged marriage. Resolutely accepting this as her last chance to make a future for herself, she journeys to Scotland to face the unknown. Although Alex makes every effort to settle into her new life, she struggles to suppress the memories of her lost loveras passionate yet faithless embrace, and remains haunted by a fleeting and impossible love affair. For Alex, this is a time of growing; a coming of age where she turns to her husband in a desperate effort to carve out a life with him, and just as it seems that contentment is within her grasp, disaster strikes. As the war against Napoleon reaches a crescendo, Alex discovers a web of deceit that slowly unravels long-held secrets to reveal the true meaning of treachery. Trapped in a loveless, violent marriage, and with nothing left to lose, Alex embarks on a fight for survival. Battling the irresistible forces ranging against her, she remains bound to the one man she can never forgive a the one man above all others she can never forget. About the Author Karen Turner was born in Melbourne, Australia. After leaving school, she commenced a career spanning more than twenty years in the Financial Services Industry which presented the opportunity to work in Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Australia. Throughout this time she also managed to indulge her first love a music a and over the years performed with innumerable bands and participated in many musical productions and functions. In recent years her vocation shifted to writing training and technical documentation and financial news articles. As an escape from the intensity of the corporate environment, she discovered a passion for fictional prose, which led to Karenas first book, a rather eclectic compilation of short stories a All That and Everything. Inviolate is Karenas second novel. It is the long-awaited sequel to Karenas first novel, Torn, and follows on from where Torn left you wanting more. Karen lives with her husband Stuart and her cats Panda and Katie in Mornington, Victoria. When sheas not hammering away at her computer, she likes keeping fit and catching up with friends. Inviolate continues the story of Alex Broughton, the passionate and determined young woman readers first met in Torn.