raised by an evil father, Marion De Lacy longs to belong and loved. When Marion learns that her father betrothed her to an evil knight, and that they are plotting against the king, Marion plans to fake her death and flee to her mothers kin in Scotland. King Edward, holding the Scottish King David, finds out about the plot and sends another Scottish laird to marry Marion as part to dis rail the plot and as a way to start negotiations of David's release. Ian Mcloud has decided that he buried his heart with his first wife but he will do his duty to his King. He promises protection and loyalty to Marion but he won't love her! Ian arrives to find the women he pledged to protect "dead" and on the return to tell King Edward finds Marion in trouble. They marry and high tale it back to Scotland. However, the evil knight still wants Marion and the lands that come with her and not everyone is happy Ian married! There is danger all around them. Will Ian learn to love and trust this Half English lass? Will Marion find the love and belonging she craves?