In 1790, the Earl of Tyrone, Colum O'Neal, meets Elizabeth a commoner on his ride to his castle. He is entharlled by her unparalleled beauty and her youth. However, he will not forget his station in life and he cannot forget the young beauty. When she comes of age he employs her in his keep.
His childhood friend, Edward McHugh the richest Earl in Ireland and England, doesn't share Colum's strict morals and beliefs that their society dictates. Therefore, Edward asks Elizabeth to marry him and she accepts.
Will Colum prevent Elizabeth from making a mistake that will cost them both a lifetime of despair? Will Edward reveal his secret to Elizabeth before they marry?