Summary: “Victim of an abusive marriage, Iana vowed in her widowhood never again to put her fate in masculine hands. But one man, Henri Gillet, heir to the Trouville dynasty, had aroused her slumbering desires - and endagered her deepest resolve. Love, Henry Gillet pondered, was simple. Noble obligations were not. And now he faced a royal-sized dilemma - for though the Lady Iana hadsaved him from certain death, her shadowed past, so full of the darkest secrets, stood between them and threatened a future together!”
Basically, Iana meets Henry wounded in the woods after Everand (the boy Henry takes as his own son) comes and gets her from her village, asking for help. She takes with her Tam, a orphaned girl whom she adopted when the mother died of sickness. Henry vows to give her payment if she sees him to his family, dead or alive. She goes, not wanting to wait around for her brother to come marry her off to a man she does not love or want to marry.
She ends up meeting all of Henry’s family - Rob, his wife Mairi, Henry’s parents, and Jehan, the woman who wanted Henry at first, then turned her eyes to Iana’s suitor set up by her brother. Despite insisting she would never remarry, Henry duels off the suitor, and takes her hand in marriage, despite her lack of title or wealth (or his problems with conceiving an heir). The happy ending is that his troubles are over, as the book ends with Iana telling Henry that she is pregnant.