THE THRONE OF ENGLAND IS AT STAKE! Anne of Stamford has long been the keeper of her mistress's secrets, but when Lady Joan marries the King's son court life becomes ever more perilous. Sir Nicholas Lovayne has arrived to uncover the truth about Lady Joan's past, and Anne must do something - anything - to throw him off...Longing to escape the intrigues at court, Nicholas hasn't counted on the way Anne distracts him - her refusal to accept pity for her club foot touches something deep inside him. Will he be able to follow his duty when every fibre of his being tells him to protect Anne? Royal Weddings -- A hint of scandal this way comes!