In a desperate move to resist the advances of the tyrant King John, beautiful young Lady Melyssan claims to be married to the king's worst enemy, Lord Jaufre de Macy, the legendary Dark Knight without Mercy. Seeking shelter at Jaufre's abandoned Castle Winterbourne, Melyssan is unprepared for the angry warrior who returns to expose her deception. Jaufre is a man as harsh and unforgiving as the Welsh borderland he rules, but Melyssan knew him from a time long ago when he was her champion, gentle and chivalrous. Melyssan must strive to find her way back into Jaufre's heart before they are both destroyed by the wrath of a vengeful king. Winterbourne is a classic historical romance by Susan Carroll, author of The Bride Finder and The Dark Queen series.