New York Times-bestselling author Dorothy Eden brings World War I-era England to vibrant life in this romantic saga in which destiny turns a ladys maid into a lady It is spring of 1915. Spoiled twenty-one-year-old Clemency Jervis and her Fifth Avenue entourage board the Lusitania, bound for England, where Clemency is to marry the dashing Lord Hugo Hazzard of Loburn. A few miles off the Irish coast, the ship is torpedoed by the Germans. One of the few survivors is Clemencys maid, Hetty Brown, a young woman who resembles her mistress. Surprised to be taken for Clemency, Hetty carries out a daring deception that makes her a noblemans wife and the mistress of a magnificent country estate, despite doubts about her among some in her aristocratic new set.Suspenseful, surprising, and heartwarming, The American heiress is a tale of love, war, and the far-reaching, often-unexpected consequences of our actions.