Lady Caroline Stewart loves the enchanting life she lives on her father's ancestral estate in Yorkshire. But beyond those happy borders exists another world – one heavy with political strife and disputed kingships, failed risings and partisans seeking revenge. It is in this bitter mood Jacobite rebels, intent on seeing King James restored to England's throne, hatch a scheme to spirit Caroline away for the hefty ransom she will bring. Unaware of looming danger, she is stolen from a London street and put to sea. Stunned to find herself imprisoned aboard a vessel bound for some unknown end, she refuses to give fear a foothold, vowing instead to survive, to thresh out a way home. But first, she must outlast the ill-intents of men.