The final instalment of the English Civil War trilogy - Harry Mortimer had two boys: Hal, by the gentle Mercy Harris, and Jared, his dark son, by the gypsy Rowena, a bitter woman who has raised Jared to hate his brother with a desperate vengeance . . . Angelica Saunders has always had strong feelings for her cousin Hal. When her other cousin Claire rejects Hal's proposal, Angelica hopes to win his heart. But will the seeds of Harry Mortimer's mistakes destroy the two families or will Angelica find her happiness at last?