On her way to London with important messages for Bonnie Prince Charlie, Maggie MacDrumin finds herself in magistrate's court, accused of stealing a man's purse. IN order to save herself from hanging, she invokes the name of the Earl of Rothwell and becomes a reluctant guest in his home.
Edward Carsley, the fourth Earl of Rothwell, is familiar with the name MacDrumin; the lands owned by Maggie's suspected Jacobite father are now his own. To his surprise, the Earl's peaceful life is disrupted by this beguiling Scottish lass.
He decides to accompany Maggie back to Scotland and see to the care of his estates. Rothwell has to deal not only with a prank that results in marriage for him and maggie, but also with her irascible father and his illegal whiskey business. The Earl comes to understand and respect the people of GlenDrumin, and grows to love his little Scottish wife.
Their return to London, however, is welcomed by an unexpected enemy. Will this enemy be thwarted in time to save their lives?
The Scottish Highlands in 1750 endure grievous hardships under the rule of an English king. Beautiful, golden-haired Maggie Macdrumin is determined to help liberate her fellow Scotsmen, but upon arriving in London, she's arrested and brought to court, falsely accused of stealing a man's purse. In a bid to save herself, she impulsively lays claim to a family connection with well-known Edward Carsley, the powerful Earl of Rothwell--and her family's worst enemy.
The handsome earl is adamantly opposed to the cause of the Jacobites, and when Maggie is turned over to him, he sternly forbids her to continue her journey. Maggie, passionately dedicated to her cause, constantly crosses swords with the powerful earl. How the two will remain faithful to their kinsmen and still find a way to resolve the growing desire between them is anyone's guess.