From the moment young Suewellyn caught her first glimpse of the Mateland family castle, she knew she had to possess it. But how could the beautiful illegitimate child ever aspire to such a dream? The answer lay in a perilous deception. Her masquerade succeeded -- too well. Caught in a web of her own creation, Suewellyn found herself faced with a final, desperate choice between happiness and life itself . . .