Christine, being pure and innocent, did not want to marry Gavin, the well-known rake. She wanted to remain at the parish where she was raised and continue her work of caring for the ill and poor. Two years into their marriage they finally meet and are instantly attracted, but reluctant to get close. She has one idea, to give Gavin's inheritance to the poor. He refuses at first, but then falls for his wife, and his ideals change. Family secrets, scandals, attempted murder, and corrupted cousins make this story a good read!!