A deathbed confession sends Gareth de Trevaine from Normandy to England to claim the heritage stolen from him at birth. The love that ignites between Gareth and Rowan de Haviland, the strong-willed daughter of a Norman lord, is instant and powerful, but he dare not reveal his identity as the son of her family’s avowed enemy and risk losing her love. When his true name is revealed, jealous rivals resort to murder to prevent him from taking his rightful place as Lord of Thornby Castle and threaten to expose him as a supporter of Henry Plantaganet, Duke of Normandy, who is on the march to claim the British throne. To save Gareth from the king’s dungeon Rowan consents to marry his ruthless cousin, a man she despises. Abducted on her wedding day, she is carried off to Gareth’s castle in Normandy and forced to wait on him as his servant. Can Gareth fight his burning desire for the lovely Norman maiden who deceived him? Can Rowan pierce the heart that has hardened against her and win back the knight she was forced to betray in the name of love?