When Hugh de Verney arrives in town on the King’s business, he is drawn to a beautiful but troubled girl he sees in church. A man of decision, it’s not long before Hugh resolves to marry her, but there’s a problem; Annith doesn’t know who she is, where she came from, or anything about her life prior to a few days before, when she was found unconscious and taken in by a kindly couple. And when she tries to remember, terror makes her almost physically ill.
Annith refuses to marry Hugh until her memory returns—for all she knows she’s already married or betrothed. But Hugh isn’t a man who gives up on what he wants. He doesn’t believe she’s married—her innocence is all too obvious—and as they piece together some of her past he gradually breaks down her resistance.
But when Annith finally remembers the evil pursuing her, will Hugh have to risk his life and hers before they are free to be together?