Once, long ago in the Scottish Borders, two sisters were stolen away by a cruel laird. But before they were taken they received a secret sign from their mother, a constant reminder of their true birth, of their kinship with the Secret Clan...
She is called Elspeth, a bonny lass whose dusty servant's rags conceal her well-born status. She recalls nothing of her past-or of the coveted Dunsithe treasure that is her birthright. From her lonely room in Farnsworth Tower, she dreams of a mist-shrouded forest and yearns for the miracle that will free her from a life of drudgery.
In the guise of an English nobleman, Sir Patrick MacRae risks his life for his fellow Scotsmen. With danger at his heels, he finds refuge at a border estate where he meets an intriguing young woman who, like him, is not what she seems. Now Patrick must earn Elspeth's trust even as his enemies seek to unmask him. For only together can they protect his mission…and uncover her true identity in time to save their love.