Alana Moreau, a simple French milkmaid overhears a late-night conversation that means life or death for the veritable Lord Denver, an associate of the Duke of Wellington.
Her warnings are shrugged off as the delusions of a frivolous woman. Until the dastardly act almost takes Denver’s life.
Only because of the resourcefulness of Alana and Lord Denver’s valet does he survive.
During the commander’s long recuperation, a priest who is indebted to Alana marries the pair, to keep Lord Denver safe from suspicion, as an English stranger in the town. It is only when he wakes that Alana learns he is already betrothed; to an heiress whose money can revive his encumbered estates.
Is there a connection between the heiress and the attempt on his life? And will Lord Denver chose a poor French maid over a rich and beautiful English one?