King Henry commands Bracken of Hawkings Crest to marry into one of the crown's most loyal families. But Lord Vincent of Stone Lake's oldest daughter, the beautiful yet deceitful Marigold, scorns the king's edict. She will never marry a lowly earl. Now Vincent must call his beloved Megan from the abbey and send her to Hawkings Crest to wed. When Marigold discovers that Bracken has been made a duke for his obedience, jealousy drives her to madness . . .