Her royalist grandfather gave his life in the service of the king. His grandfather was the general of the army who destroyed the king. The two brave knights met several times on the battlefield, nearly killing each other on more than one occasion. Following the war, the Culpeppers and Fairfaxes held a grudge that lasted for more than fifty years.
When beautiful and sheltered Catherine Culpepper turned nineteen, she inherited everything—a castle in Kent, vast estates in England, land in the colony of Virginia, more wealth than she could ever spend.
She was relentlessly pursued by the handsome Lord Thomas Fairfax. It was easy to fall in love with the charming baron, but following their marriage and the birth of their children, she discovered the romance was a well-orchestrated plot by the Fairfax family to deliver the final blow to the Culpeppers.
How could she take down the powerful Fairfax family without destroying her own children’s name?