From the cover: Lady Aveline realized that at the age of twenty most women her age were mothers several times over, cloistered nuns or already dead. Instead she lived quite happily among the holy sisters of Thorney designed magnificent tapestries. SO impressive was their needlework that the sisters were commissioned to create a tapestry depicting the Norman conquest of their own Saxon people - overseen by the new high sheriff of London, Renard d'Agounville. This man was her enemy, yet Aveline found that beneath the heard-muscled exterior of this enemy beat the heart of a caring man. Renard himself could think of nothing else after only one glance at Aveline's hair of fire and eyes of ice. As their dangerous passion for each other grew, secret revelations not only threatened their happiness, but also tore at the very foundation of the nation around them.