Back cover: A love of sweetest torment -- this was the love between delicate, sloe-eyed Cassie Brown and ruggedly handsome Morgan Kingston. Passionate and pure, it was a love that could not live amidst the violence and hatred of the war-torn South. Yet Morgan vowed to wed Cassie and make her mistress of his lush plantation Aurial... But another woman longed for Morgan's love. She was Miriam, Beautiful, blonde, headstrong -- and Morgan's stepsister! Vowing to forget Morgan, Miriam fled to New York and the arms of a cruel and demanding tyrant ... but something would draw her back to Aurial ... back to the man she could never forget ... And this time, she was determined to win his love!