Know your daughters. When young Lady Anne Macleod runs off with her true love, the handsome young falconer, Kirk Buchanan, she inadvertently sets off a chain of events that turns her young daughter, Cordaella, into a pawn between wealthy lords locked in a game of power, wealth, and greed. At age nine, Cordaella is forcibly taken from her Highland home, and given to her uncle. Once there, Codaella learns the truth. She is the heiress to the Macleod fortune, to the dismay of many of her family members. Thrust into an uncomfortable new life in England with her uncle, the Earl of Derby, she is unaware that she's being groomed for a marriage to a Castilian duke who cares nothing for her and everything for her dowry... Will Cordaella continue to act as a pawn in her family's games or will she seize her own destiny?