Izbel Cantara of the Fifth Family needs a husband if she wants to keep her family’s estate. She travels to the king’s midwinter celebrations, the traditional time for the nobility to arrange marriage contracts, in hopes of finding an alternate to marrying her conniving cousin Willat. She knows she needs to negotiate a marriage.
She doesn’t expect to fall in love.
Against a backdrop of court intrigue and international alliances, Izbel is forced to make a decision between fulfilling her duty to her family or pursuing her own happiness.