Lady Leonie of Montwyn, had been mistress of Pershwick since her mother passed away many years ago. Since her father abandoned her for drink, Leonie never expected to marry at the advanced age of nineteen and had become accostomed to her independance. Now she has been told she is to marry Rolfe d'Ambert, the Lord of Kempston, the man who has destroyed the lives of her beloved neighbors and friends by stealing their property.
Rolfe d'Ambert wants to bring peace to his lands and it seems the only way to bring about this peace is to marry Lady Leonie. With both of them having wrong impressions of each other; Leonie thinking Rolfe a cruel and selfish man who takes what he wants without worrying about the consequences, and Rolfe thinking that Leonie had set her servants onto him by destroying his land, their marriage was never going to be off to a good start. But once having met, Rolfe and Leonie cannot seem to get eachother out of their minds and hearts.
But knowing that that their first assumptions of each other were obviously wrong and wanting to be man and wife in more than name only still wasn't enough to bring them together. They had to first overcome new hurdles and misunderstandings in their relationship such as why did Rolfe keep his former mistress, Amelia at Kempston when he obviously desired only Lady Leonie, and why did Leonie keep defending Alain, the former Lord of Kempston, who tortured his servants, just like his father before him?.
Leonie and Rolfe must overcome all these misunderstandings and more if they are really to find the happiness they crave.
This report prepared by Ayisha Hercelinsky