"Your destiny is clear: great evil, great fortune, great love... and great danger."
Taught the delicate art of lace-making during her orphanage childhood, Heather Blackstone manages to earn her living in a Nottingham factory, but the legend of her ancestry haunts her dreams. When a gypsy fortune teller predicts a journey to Northumberland, Heather knows that her destiny is clear: she must find a way to reclaim the castle that bears her family name and the fortune that is rightfully hers.
But when she approaches the looming, gray-towered castle, her determination falters. Sir Byron Worthington only laughs when she tells him her name—but behind his cold gray eyes she senses the fear of a trapped animal... and the darkness of evil imaginings. Braving his strange and menacing household, vowing to find the lost document that will prove her claim, Heather accepts Sir Byron's offer of a job as secretary, only to learn all too quickly that she is being watched... followed... stalked. And as the danger escalates, Heather knows that she must make a heartbreaking decision: give up her search or risk her life to become Mistress of Blackstone Castle.