Danielle Roberts is ravishing young beauty who is ripped from her home in Virginia after the tragic death of her mother and deposited on a ship bound for England and a family she never knew she had by a despicable and shady English lawyer. The lawyer inadvertently reveals many truths Danielle’s mother never ment for her to know, including the fact that she is a bastard. Feeling betrayed, lonely and brokenhearted she takes comfort in the new friends she makes on the journey to her new home but is betrayed once again when one of these new friends turns into a bitter enemy. Lord Derrik Wright, a dashingly handsome duke from England, traveled to America to expand on his shipping business but when he agrees to take on a young passenger and deliver her to her family in London he gets much more than he bargained for. Love, an emotion he had fought hard to resist for many years now, bloomed and took hold of his heart the moment he saw her but he would have to endure trials the likes of which he had never seen to make her feel the same way.