The final book in the Lacey Chronicles offers another captivating tale of romance, deception and destiny. It is 1586 and 16 year old Mercy Hart, daughter of one of London's wealthiest merchants, is expected to marry her equal in rank. When a chance encounter throws her together with Kit, a playboy and lowly actor, Mercy can't deny the passion that he stirs within her and Kit instantly falls for the beautiful Mercy's charms. The couple's secret plans to marry go awry when Kit is arrested for possible treason, having gone drinking with Anthony Babington who conspired to assassinate Queen Elizabeth. Will Mercy have the strength to stand by him? Or will she succumb to pressure and break his heart?