When the emperor chooses a husband for Rochelle, she tries to drive her betrothed away, but by the time she realizes she might want to keep him, she has been too successful and other forces are dividing them as well. A whirling romance in the enchanting world of Charlemagne's Empire. Rochelle of Alda, a feisty Frank noblewoman, expects to continue her industrious life managing her family's estate. When her emperor summons her to the palace to meet the skilled soldier she is required to marry, Rochelle engages in a battle for independence from David of Bavaria.
"the best discovery was the narrator."