1907 – Fictional Country
Miss Careen Riley has thrown convention to the wind and decided to remain free from the confines of marriage to pursue her artistic abilities and newfound interest in photojournalism. However, when she encounters Prince Edwin during the summer of 1907, the attraction between them rekindles. Captivated by the adorable baby in his care, she wonders who the baby belongs to and if she can protect her heart at seeing the prince again. Miss Riley knows he must marry someone of noble lineage prepared for a life of duty to the kingdom he will one day inherit.
Recently graduated from his nation’s leading university, Prince Edwin returns to King’s Crossing hoping for an easy and carefree summer ahead. Instead, he faces pressure from his parents to wed a princess he’s never met before. Then he discovers the servants are hiding an infant from the royal family. Meeting the master gardener’s daughter amidst this chaos proves both refreshing and promising, but they come from two different worlds. The queen would never allow such a match. Before Edwin can determine the best course for his future, he and Miss Riley are swept into chaos, forced to untangle a treasonous plot to overthrow his family from rule.