Lady Elfreda (Elf to her friends) is a tall, golden, spirited 14th century maiden determined to enter the convent rather than face the terrors of marriage. Payne Dunbyer is a strong, fierce knight completing his final task for the baron who has hired him: abducting Lady Agnes on the eve of her wedding to another man. Unfortunately for Payne, he accidentally kidnaps Elf instead. What follows is a clash of personalities, the task of presenting Lord Coxesbury with the wrong woman, another kidnapping, and a chase through England with Lord Coxesbury in hot pursuit. In addition, Anderson has included tournament fighting, a Robin Hood-like Black Knight, and many other potentially thrilling adventures.
Unfortunately, Anderson glosses over details and provides vague descriptions of the major plot developments, tarnishing any excitement the story might have. While Elf and Payne are on a similar journey to find a place called home, they lack believability, depth, and grow little as characters. The overall result is a predictable, flat, and unoriginal storyline. A tedious romance that leaves little to the imagination, this story is only worth a read if you are looking for light fluff.