After seven years in America, Arthur Ackley has plans to marry his girlfriend of two years. He never thought he would find love when he moved from England. Amelia Sheena is more than he thought he would find in a woman. He is anxious to bring her to his childhood home in Northberland for Christmas and introduce her to his parents, but the secret he has been hiding from her for over two years could break them apart indefinitely. Amelia has been running from her past since college. Her new life in Tennessee, a job that allows her to live out her passion, and in love with the man of her dreams--everything is perfect. Soon after a stumble leads to a twisted ankle, a ruined dream of being a ballerina, Arthur confesses a secret he has been hiding. Amelia's perfect life comes crashing down as her past comes rising back up. If Arthur only knew the secret she was hiding too. And how similar the two were. Kareen Hoover, advisor to King Pruitt Shinley of Suffolk, got rid of the princess ten years ago. Amelia was the first hurdle in his way of taking the throne. After years of failed attempts, his best plan yet is in motion. This one is sure to bring the true king of Suffolk back to reign. Until rumors of the princess's return surface from Northberland. With growing terror threats along the North River, and security rising around the kingdoms, Kareen has to work secretly and quickly. He got rid of the princess once. He could do it again.