He came home to the lands he loved . . . but no longer ruled . . .
Rothgar, once Lord of Langwald stood humbled before Lady Maria de Courson. In her Norman hands lay the life of this tawny-maned Saxon warrior.
Yet in Maria's lonely struggle to save her enfeebled brother's newly granted estate, and to tame its people and raise the castle walls, only Rothgar could help. She set him free, and in doing so, chained her soul.
They struck a bargain. Rothgar's senses throbbed for Maria, enemy though she was. But Langwald divided them. Could their secret ever bridge so great a chasm?