The Wood Nymph

Signet Regency, 1987, ISBN 0-451-14650-6

Heartbroken at the loss of Elizabeth in A Chance Encounter, William Mainwaring retreats to his country estate and meets the unworldly Helen Wade in the woods one day. She soothes his soul until he flees in panic after seducing her. He then faces the almost impossible task of redeeming himself in her eyes.

The Wood Nymph by Mary Balogh