This work is intended for children aged 9 to 12 years. Set against the rich historical background of the Middle Ages, this tale of adventure and romance takes place in the time of serfs, lords, damsels, and knights. Lady Lucy is a headstrong thirteen-year-old, determined to marry for love matter what tradition - or her father - dictates. When a peasant named Peter rescues her from drowning, she sets her heart on him in spite of his lowly status. But when Lady Lucy is kidnapped by an enemy of her father, Peter must prove to everyone else what Lucy already believes: that his spirit is greater than his station in life and that he is worthy of her love.