A chance encounter when she was lost on the moors brought Hannah into the world of Nicholas, Duke of Trenton. Although she is still a child he is struck by her beauty, but before he is able to discover more she flees his home, leaving him with a sense of loss and a feeling that his life has been touched by something he has yet to understand.
Some two years later, he comes upon his late night visitor at a society ball. She is no longer a child but a beautiful young maiden in her first season. He is not intending to lose her a second time. But first he needs to be rid of his current mistress, Lady Catherine Stanton. But Catherine is not one to be easily swept aside.
Will marriage bring the happiness he desires, or will the scheming of his mistress tear the couple apart. And can Hannah forgive Nicholas for bringing back into her life the governess who had mistreated her so badly in her youth?