Could vicious rumors sever the bonds of love? When Cecilia Trent, vivacious young actress, is courted by the debonair Marquess of Barrington, Hugo Kinnaird, their love for each other is spontaneous. But as soon as their passionate honeymoon is over, suspicion and jealousy begin to cloud her marriage. Cecilia is forced to give up her acting career. Rumors circulate about the bizarre death of Hugo's first wife, who was killed during her pregnancy. It is possible that Hugo is so possessive of a wife that he'd be envious of his own heir? Is it true that madness runs in the Kinnaird family? If so, what can Cecilia do to save herself — and the child stirring within her?