In her short life, Cristina le Gros has known much sorrow, including an unhappy marriage and the loss of her two children in infancy. However, as wet nurse to Lord de Marle's newborn baby girl, she has found new contentment. She is living apart from her demanding husband, she loves her little charge, and she is free to create the sweetly scented lotions, soaps, and potions that the ladies of the castle have come to treasure. But the sudden death of Lady de Marle has left Cristina awash in questions. Why does the lord of Ravenswood Castle seem so determined to keep his distance from his newborn daughter? Why is Cristina's husband so insistent that she take any measures necessary to remain in the castle and ingratiate herself with the handsome but remote Lord de Marle? And will Cristina be able to resist the attraction that is growing between her and the powerful lord? Ann Lawrence has created an atmospheric blend of gothic-style romance and a medieval setting with a delicate touch that is sure to entice readers to share in this tale of an almost magical love.