Amid treachery and murger, a beautiful scottish heiress searches for one perfect love. Perdita Sinclair, future Countess of Strathgallant, was to choose a husband before inheriting her adopted grandmother's fortune. Faced with selecting one of her four handsome cousins, Perdita was thrown into a dizzying quandary. Was it fair-haired James, arrogant Henry, dashing Colin, or gentle Alex who ruled her heart?Did the believe her to be penniless as her scheming grandmother wished-or were they driven to heights of passion by cunning and greed? Then a charming Frenchman named Jules arrived at Strathgallant, claiming that he was its true blood heir, and suddenly Perditas game of love turned to war-a war that was to plunge Strathgallant and its young mistsress into a diadly web of deception and desire.