England is far from jolly in the Middle Ages for an unprotected woman.
The devious stepsister's schemes and hte svagery of her stepbrother have given golden haired Helena little choice but to find shelter elsewhere.
Given protection by the Duke of Gavenshire she must never the less live under an assumed name as she is ever fearful that her location will be revealed to her evil step-brother. Her only dream is to be reunited with her beloved Tancred. years have passed since they were together and now an ocean and a king's decree conspire to keep them apart. Are these obstacles stronger than this woman's prayer for love?