When consumption claims the life of her overbearing father, Rayne Celeste is left alone on his vast plantation in Houma. An heiress to an endowment which everyone believes is too much for her to handle on her own, she seeks out the council of cousins in New York. What unsuspecting Rayne does not know if that her kin have plans of their own for her fortune.
With the promise to marry a mate with a suitable mind for business, Rayne and her steward, Sawyer Clover begin the week long journey to the north where they discover their loneliness is not the only thing they share. As they grow to realize their deep feelings for one another, Rayne is faced with a difficult choice; honor her father’s deathbed wish and succeed the plantation or follow her heart and face certain scrutiny.