When her father dies in a blacksmith explosion, farm girl Hilda Carson is in despair.
Her brother reappears to help, but it is a ruse.
He abducts her to trade her in for a gambling debt he owes.
But by chance, she is rescued by a dark and mysterious stranger…
Captain Ross Brookend.
Ross finds the young girl to be a hostage of her brother, something he cannot stand for.
So he takes matters into his own hands to rescue the girl, but he has no use for her.
Hilda is turned into a maid.
Though she is grateful for the position, she is taken to Black Manor.
The man is a known recluse, and moody.
Though rumours are not always what they seem.
Just when things start to look up, they are torn from her.
She finds herself once again in the hands of Captain Ross Brookend.
Ross finds a home for her; one that will give her a true chance.
Then he abandons her.
Will they ever become reacquainted again? Or will she never truly know her rescuer?
Will Ross ever see her as more than a child? Or will he continue to neglect her?