Framed for a crime he didn't commit and sentenced to seven years' transportation, former stable lad Seb Cornish returns to his native Dorset with old scores to settle. Above all, he seeks revenge against the young girl who unwittingly betrayed him all those years before. Amanda Lapsly is now a beautiful young woman and Seb can't help but desire her. To obtain the vengeance he seeks, he must win her trust - and her hand in marriage. But Amanda has already been promised to one man - while her heart belongs to another. Will Amanda fall for Seb's trap? Three men desire her - but only one can offer her unconditional love. Will she make the right choice?