February 3, 1811, Worrington Hall
Just as I thought," Georgette Lidsaw, Countess of Worrington, said as she peered at her niece’s reflection through the looking glass. "The necklace suits you. Consider it a gift."
Awed by her aunt’s generosity, Maura Keighly fingered the silver pendant. It was a beautiful old piece. Composed of two hinged pieces of elaborate silver filigree, the necklace’s upper tier had one pearl mounted in the center with two polished silver beads on each side. The bottom portion was in the shape of an upside- down triangle.