Harvest Festival, 1459 - Under the dark night of a traitor’s moon, with her father not yet buried, Nicole Miles marries the man who killed him--without the king’s blessing and under the shadow of her family’s curse. Nicole doesn’t care whether her new husband believes in the rumors that her womb is cursed. All she knows is she must protect her young brother and their family’s holdings from being seized by her covetous uncle or forfeited to the king.
Then the Battle of Blore Heath erupts, the first significant fight in the War of the Roses, and Stephen, of mixed blood, must face Nicole's uncle. The chaos of a battlefield is a perfect breeding place for treachery, and the uncle stages an incident that leads the king to declare Stephen a traitor. Only Nicole can help him, but she finds no evidence to prove his innocence, and it is, in the end, a matter of trust. And, who can trust a Gypsy?