From New York Times bestselling author and queen of romance Julie Garwood comes this classic novel of a medieval lady who risks everything to win a champion's heart. In feudal England, Elizabeth Montwright barely escaped the massacre that destroyed her family and exiled her from her ancestral castle. Now, bent on revenge, she rides again through the fortress gates, disguised as a peasant...to seek aid from Geoffrey Berkley, the powerful baron who had routed the murderers. He hears her pleas, resists her demands, and vows to seduce his beautiful subject. Yet as Elizabeth fights the warrior's caresses, love flames for this gallant man who must soon champion her cause...and capture her spirited heart.