Kassidy Maragon was a lonely child when dashing British officer Raile DeWinter became her valiant protector. Then Raile, estranged from his family for an act he didn't commit, left England. It would be five years before he returned in a blaze of glory. When he and the enchanting Kassidy met again, he convinced her to be his duchess. Against a world of treachery, she dared to risk everything for the man she loved and could no longer live without.