Annabel is trapped in indentured servitude to Lord Ranulf, a recluse who is rumored to be both terrifying and beastly. Even worse is the company of Lord Ranulf's bailiff-a revolting man who has made unwelcome advances on Annabel in the past. Believing that life in a nunnery is the best way to escape the escalation of the bailiff's vile behavior and to preserve the faith that sustains her, Annabel is surprised to discover a sense of security and joy in her encounters with Lord Ranulf. As Annabel struggles to confront her feelings, Ranulf's future, and possibly his heart, may rest in her hands. Annabel must decide whether to follow the plans she has cherished or the calling God has placed on her heart.