Kate Collison of England has to take over the family trade of artistry, mostly minatures, due to her father's failing eyes. She ends up going to France to paint the evil Rollo de Centeville and his future bride. Rollo finds Kate extremly charming and perfect for revenge on his cousin. Disaster falls on Kate and she finds herself growing into immense hate for the Baron of Centeville. But, between love and war there is only one passage.