For years, Englishwoman Katarina has safeguarded the barony of Rardove, her family's estate--and her inheritance--by a combination of wits, audacity, and sheer will.
Now the distant Queen Elizabeth of England has intervened, and has sent a man to break down Irish resistance and reassert English dominance.
A new master, a new lord, a new husband: the next baron of Rardove. He is not at all what she expected. Or what she wanted.
But he may be exactly what she needs.