If you believe love is worth fighting for whatever the cost, this book is for you. It is a story about us, back then. Dorothy Terrill is adopted out of rural poverty into Mayfair society at the end of Queen Victoria's reign. Persuaded to marry a gay confectioner when she is still a teenager, she finally discovers love at London's tea dances, but escape from the husband who loathes and despises her appears almost impossible. Dancing round raindrops is based on a true story.