Orphaned by England's War of the Roses, betrayed by her half sister, Elizabeth of York, Adair Radcliffe is taken captive during a border raid and sold into servitude to Conal Bruce, the laird of Cleit. The laird seeks a housekeeper and bedmate —- but instead he finds that beneath the girl's dirty, disheveled appearance is a proud and spirited violet-eyed beauty who refuses to be tamed. It is she who will teach the stubborn Scot that love recognizes neither borders nor rank ...