Millie Horner considers herself the luckiest woman in the world. Saved from a life of prostitution in the Old West, she is determined to make a new life for herself across the ocean in Cornwall, England. But life below-stairs at Starcross Castle is filled with its own problems, specifically, the problem of making sure that none of her new friends discover the life she came from.
That challenge becomes even harder when she falls for handsome and ambitious footman, Owen Llewellyn.
Owen has his sights set on winning a job as foreman of one of the mines on the property owned by Starcross Castle’s lord, Peter deVere, the Earl of Dunsford. Those plans take on a new urgency as love blooms between him and Millie. But Lord Dunsford’s wicked nephew, Lord William is determined to undermine Owen and bend Millie to his own lascivious designs.
Can the power of love overcome all obstacles, or will Millie’s past stop her from living a new life?