Lowena knows it's wrong-after all, she is only a maid-but she can't help falling for Marcus, the second son of a noble family. When she was a baby, he was the one who found her abandoned in a field of wildflowers, and he gave her the name Lowena, which means sparkling joy in Cornish. Lowena spends her days watching the harbor, waiting for her love's safe return from war. There she catches the eye of Marcus's half brother, Edward, who coerces the young maid into becoming an accomplice to his crimes. Then Marcus returns and finds her helping Edward!