Can one woman compete with the call of the wild sea?
Dreadful circumstance drove Cecily Dunstan from the familiar comforts of her beloved Scotish hill to the glittering, treacherous court of Elizabeth Regina, where secret schemes and deadly intrigues whispered down the gilded halls, and virtue went to the highest bidder.
Her stunning golden beauty was Cecily's only dowry, and even the compassionate protection of the powerful Sir Walter Raleigh could not sheild her from the violent lusts of ruthless courtiers. Then, suddenly, came the the simple, surprising truth of love. A love as tender and tempestuous as Thorn Caedamon himself, the darkly handsome sailor wed to the roaring ocean.