After the death of her parents, Sira Peveril of Bainard was all alone with no one to care for. On the brink of losing her family's farm, an unexpected surprise showed up on her doorstep in the shape of a newborn infant in need of a mother and a note written in the hand of a stranger. Determined to keep the stranger's odd wish, Sira found herself traveling through a dark forest to reach Kierstede Hall.
After losing his sister and her husband, Lord Cassyon Reinhold, Duke of Kierstede Hall, barricaded himself in his ancestral home and refused to see anyone outside his staff members and servants. With the arrival of a blue-eyed maiden, Sira, his nephew and three other children, two boys and a girl, Cassyon found that things are beginning to change, for better or worst, bringing with it new love and family, along with the heartbreak of tragedy, unearthly pain, unrequited fear, and ruthless revenge.