At long last, Rand Fitzmarc's loyalty to King Henry V will be rewarded with a title and land . . . in Normandy, France's richest prize. But Lianna of Bois-Long is determined to keep her lands free from the usurping English king and the husband he's chosen for her and her heart safe from any man. Yet when she meets a golden stranger in a sunny forest glade, Lianna is seduced by the heat of his tender gaze and his strong embrace.