Katherine Lane has spent her entire life living in Arundel Castle. She was raised with the Duke of Norfolk’s two sons because her mother is their governess. She finds herself irresistibly drawn to William, the eldest son. And once they both admit their feelings to one another there is no turning back. But the world William lives in may wear the visage of beauty, but it is cruel and ugly underneath the fancy dresses and jewels. With the discovery of her own heritage, Katherine is thrust into the scheming world of high Victorian society where everyone has a secret motive, especially those who would desire the heir to a dukedom for themselves.