Two households. One ancient grudge. Can two star-crossed lovers bridge the gap between them?
Once upon a time…
Julia has one goal: to protect her mother's lands. But the land itself is dying, beset by salt and the encroaching sea, and she's forced to head home to admit her failure. Until she meets a miller who might know a way to save her stricken estate. There's only one problem – Romein is the son of Count Montague, her mortal enemy.
Romein returned home with a mission from the Queen – to save the country from flooding. But every tactic he tries seems doomed to failure. Until a girl he hasn't seen for seven years falls at his feet. Lady Julia Capet could be a dangerous distraction, or she might hold the key to perfecting his plan.
Can two star-crossed lovers defy fate, find happiness and save the country?