England, 1471. Adopted as a baby, Denys lives with her mother Elizabeth: queen and married to Edward IV.
Denys makes numerous attempts to uncover her true lineage, but each effort comes to an abrupt and tragic end. Queen Elizabeth metes out Denys's ultimate degradation, when she marries her off to the ambitious Valentine Starbury.
As her feelings for Valentine bloom into love, can she finally discover the truth about her past?