When a great battle is won yet all is lost, will love be enough?
Roger of Hereford is a young, handsome knight, his father’s heir and confident of his abilities both on the field of battle and with women. He has just returned from France to lead the forces against King Stephen. The woman he wants by his side is Elizabeth of Chester, beautiful, intelligent and difficult. Used to ruling with her father a large demesne, she has turned away many suitors but accepts Hereford’s bid as she thinks he will allow her to be herself. What worries her is the passion she feels for him and so she holds back what she could give.