What possessed her to propose to Gideon!
Now a rich widow, Ellis had returned w/ her adopted son, Davey, to the Welsh home where once she'd been a woebegone foster child. Back then she'd suffered the contempt of her foster cousin, Gideon. And here she was --offering herself in marriage to him!
Secretly, Ellis felt she owed it to little Davey to ensure his rightful place in Gideon's family. And she concealed from the aloof Welsman the peturbing truth about the child's roots.