Cora’s dream is to be free of the squalor of Cheapside London but instead she finds herself obligated to a man named Thomas Smyth. She has no idea what her future holds when she is shipped off to a plantation in Ireland. Along the way she encounters a Jesuit priest who is also a spy, an Irish chieftain that could change her life forever, and a pirate known as Grace O’Malley. Her life is anything but certain as she copes with a jealous wife and tries desperately to find a lost love. As for the planters who must endure the hardships of the Thomas Smyth Company, they soon discover that the seas around Ireland are filled with terror and a war is brewing to threaten them all.