1715. In the glittering world of 18th Century England, Elizabeth Hartwell’s dream of carrying on her beloved father’s medical studies is shattered when King George is crowned and she’s dismissed from Court. She’s out of favor. In danger. Despite misgivings, she accepts protection from Ashton Wentworth, Earl of Haverdale, recently returned from exile and determined to restore his family name and fortune. He is pledged to King George, but in an ironic twist of fate finds himself caught up in the Jacobite Rising to crown the Pretender as King James III. Suddenly, with the future of the country at stake, sides must be chosen.