"Her years in a nunnery taught Rowena of Benfield many things, but not how to be a wife to the powerful lord who claims her as his bride. She vows never to submit to this aloof and ruthless man. Rannulf of Graistan has been a woman's fool once before and has sworn to never be again, but he cannot refuse the rich estate that this marriage brings him. But a tide of treachery is rising around them and their only hope lies in daring to trust and to love unconditionally."--Page  of cover.