She was born to be a queen, reared in luxury and manipulated by male relatives for their own welfare. But when her nobility, her wealth, her family, and her future were taken away by a cruel twist of fate, Hayley Douglas was left to her own devices — and her faith in God. Sent from her native England to spare her life, she found herself in colonial Virginia, a strange land where she was without friends, family, or fortune. Almost before she had time to ponder what would become of her, once more a man took over her life.
But Philip Lawrence was not like the men she had known in England. A true son of the new land, he asked nothing of her she was unwilling to give. He gave her those things she was unable to ask for but desperately needed — protection, a home, a sense of belonging, a future. And most of all, he gave her his love.