In Bretagne during the French Revolution, Jazelle &lgrave;Heaureau, born of both royal and common blood, is betrothed to Laurent Picard, whom she loathes. The man she loves, Charles Bruneau, the chateau manager, battles customs and new laws to marry her before Picard and save the chateau for her. While Charles is away fighting for his king in La Vendee, the chateau is commandeered by the French Army under the command of Lieutenant Cardin, who appropriates Jazelle for himself. Wounded and far away, Charles cannot keep her safe from Cardin, but her Uncle Fromert l Heaureau can. Or is Fromert her father? Jazelle is sentenced to the guillotine in Brest. Will use of the family motto, We Conspire to Survive, and an American Indian totem allow her to escape? Will Charles return in time for the family to sail for the New France in Canada?