Susannah Redmon is a Plain Jane living in the Carolina Colonies in 1769. Adored by all in her community for her skills as a healer, Susannah has never known the love or attention of a man. Determined to see her family's farm prosper, Susannah shocks her preacher father and her three sisters by deciding to buy a man, a hired slave in fact. Enter the Marquis of Derne, Ian Connelly, a man who has been betrayed and accused of being a criminal. Beaten and forced to become an indentured servant, the Marquis is transported to the Carolina Colonies and put up for sale on the auction block. When Susannah purchases Ian she shows him a sign of her nature that few others are allowed to witness. Beneath her plain exterior Ian sees a strong and vital woman, one who has unbridled passion hidden within her eyes.
As Ian works the farm, Susannah cannot hide her growing passion for this handsome and proud man. Meanwhile, Ian cannot stop thinking about his prim and proper boss. As Susannah and Ian develop their relationship, Ian must wage a battle to win back all that he has lost in England. His reputation, his assets and his good name are all at stake. And Susannah must come to terms with the fact that the man she has fallen in love with is much more complex than she had ever imagined.
This report prepared by Sandra Calhoune