Her son dreams of a noble future. Her lonely heart longs for one true love. But her hidden past threatens to destroy them both.
Deep in the kitchens of Marchemont Castle, Jane Lightfoot feeds the nobility with her superb culinary skills and strengthens the poor with her gentle gift for healing. As a simple castle cook, esteemed by her fellow servants, Jane struggles alone to raise her only son, Nicholas. But when the earl of Marchemont unexpectedly pulls Nicholas from the kitchen to tutor him in the ways of the nobility, the secret hidden deep within Jane begins to unravel. Why is the earl taking such interest in her son? And what mystery does the handsome Irishman, Doctor Patrick MacBeth keep locked within? As superstition and fear threaten the lives of those closest to her heart, Jane must depend on her deep faith in God to save them from a deadly betrayal...and reveal her destiny.