Con and Enid grew up together and as young teenagers each found themselves wishing after the other. Con was an orphan plowboy and She the Lord's daughter. On the eve of Enid'd departure to wed a prince, she decided to take matters into her own hands and change her fate. Con left to journey to the holy land.
When they meet unexpectedly 13 years later, could they have a chance for happiness? They both wanted very different things. and plus there was one thing Con wasn't yet aware of....
Having once journeyed east to the Holy Land, Conway ap Ifan is once again in his Welsh homeland, posing as a bard and working for Empress Maud, Lady of the English, to try to maintain a peace and gain favor with the border lords should the Empress succeed the throne. But at Glyneira, Con finds Enid, the girl from long ago that he has never been able to forget.
Thirteen long years has not dimmed his memory of this beautiful girl, now woman, with children of her own. Though once promised to marry a prince, she is now the widow of the deceased owner of Glyneira, and may soon be the bride of Macsen ap Gryffith, a border chief. While Enid is not immune to Con's charms, she recalls his wanderlust and desertion of her in past years. And the powerful secret she holds in her heart may shatter her peaceful existence if Con lingers too long at Glyneira.