Willa was a secret.
Even her true name was a secret.
Someone was trying to kill her.
Even as an infant, those around her were dying because of it. Then her 'father' died.
Hugh's uncle Richard died and left him the Earldom, his estates, and... a wife. Was she worthy of an Earl to be his wife? Who was she?
Thus the story begins. It tells of years of past betrayals, the fallacies of pride, loves passions, and ending with the beginning of new life. Definitely worth reading. I will be reading more by this author.