Katherine Greenwood is desperate to escape the confines of London and her wretched life on the streets. Seeking refuge in India, she finds herself an unwelcome guest on a tiny indigo plantation, and at the mercy of its handsome but brooding master, Charles Mendenhall.
Intrigued by the broken man to whom she is now indebted, she slowly begins to unravel the truth behind his bitterness, and in the process, makes a place for herself in his heart. But a beautiful young Englishwoman is a rare sight in Calcutta, and Katherine soon draws the attention of the dashing Lieutenant Marcus Bradford as well.
Drawn to the elusive Mr. Mendenhall, flattered by the handsome lieutenant, Katherine’s heart is pulled in opposite directions—entangled in a web of love and loss from which she will not emerge unscathed. India was her refuge, but unless Katherine can rein in her traitorous heart, she will leave the land of her dreams more broken than ever before.