Upon his return from the king's campaigns in France, Damon of Wulfere found his father dead and his demesne ravaged by plague. Now he must restore order to his estate, and to the lives of his four orphaned sisters---a task that seems best accomplished by wedding Lady Lorabelle of Sperling, to whom he has long been promised. Damon
has not seen the fair-haired beauty for many years,but when he finds her, she still wears his betrothal ring. Yet Damon senses something mysterious about his new bride---something that keeps her from embracing their marriage. Discovering the secret she hides proves as challenging as winning her wary heart. And yet, his own heart knows that he will do anything for the love of his lady "Belle."