But Jacob Janous, the Puritan who now owns the estate, has a secret. Three years ago, he falsified the death of his daughter, Felicity, in order to protect her from a vindictive suitor. But now, he is dying and has a proposition for Adam. Felicity needs an identity, Adam needs money.
After the years of poverty, can Adam meet the challenge of marrying Jacob's overly pious daughter in order to inherit his wealth? When the couple meet, it is hate at first sight, and Adam has no intention of staying married to Felicity. He assumes she feels the same, but he is wrong.