In 17th-Century New England, 19-year-old Rosalind Chandler’s complete lack of interest in ever becoming a bride is a constant source of puzzlement and gossip in town. She, however, has a valid and disturbing reason for her actions, which she has vowed never to divulge. Then a twist of fate delivers two men — enemies of each other — into her life on the same day. Although both men initially intrigue her, one soon turns her blood cold, while the other heats it to a degree she finds herself helpless to control…or to comprehend. Suddenly her resolve never to wed begins to crumble. The problem is, the proposal of marriage comes from the wrong man…and he refuses to be denied.