Linnet Calhoun was happily engaged to handsome young executive Matt Douglas when a tattered newspaper clipping ripped her life in two. Linnet had been raised by foster parents, and suddenly she learned that her real mother's death was cloaked in mystery and scandal. Shaken , Linnet vowed to find out the truth before she would marry the man she loved. Her quest led her to the town of Collier, ruled by the rich Farnham family. As her mother had been a Farnham, Linnet was welcomed with open arms. But that embrace soon became a stranglehold of sinister lies and threats. Someone wanted the lovely young girl to share her mother's tragic fate, and Linnet needed all her forces of courage and love to battle the spectres of past evil and present danger.