Elaina, the orphan teen working on the farm at the edge of the southern forest, has a lot going for her with her keen intellect, beauty, and gourmet cooking skills. Next year she will move to the city and finally make time for boys. But her life changes ahead of schedule when the prince of the land, fleeing assassins, takes shelter at her farm.
Ever patient, Elaina has never asked who her parents were, trusting that someone would tell her if she needed to know. She has no clue how much danger she has been in all her life, or how important she is to the survival of the kingdom.
But with the help of her new boyfriend, the prince, she will learn.