The fourth book in the Cordwainers series.
Arian - named in Welsh for the colour of her silver hair - was both spirited and unconventional, often shocking the residents of World's End with her wild behaviour. As she began to make a name for herself in the leather and shoe-making trade, she won the backing of the intriguing and charismatic Calvin Temple, a backing that was to prove disastrous whe her venture with a French company failed and it looked as though all their money would be lost. In desperation, Arian set out for France in hope of salvaging their investment. Falling foul of the law in France, Arian was given a grim alternative to prison - a loveless marriage with a man she despised. Would she ever be able to find fulfilment with the man she loved, or was she forced to face a life sentence of unhappiness?