For centuries, Cavendon Hall manor has been home to two families: the aristocratic Inghams, and the Swanns who serve them and keep their secrets. On the eve of World War I, Lady Daphne, the most beautiful of Lord Ingham’s daughters, is raped by her best friend’s brother. The attack results in a pregnancy, dashing Daphne’s hopes of marrying a duke. Salvation comes in long-lost cousin Hugo, recently widowed and returning to England after a successful career in America. Will Daphne and Hugo form a love match that can weather the tragedies of war?