This novel takes readers into the life of Joseph Connor Burke, who has reclaimed his ancestral acres and the manor he was born to rule. But in a turbulent time when Ireland struggles under an unjust English oppressor, Joseph's dreams are inevitably shattered by violence and betrayal. Soon the village of Ballynockanor will be swept into storms of political strife that will eventually spread to the entire Emerald Isle. Just when hope for a better life seems brightest, the darkness of evil and tragedy could snuff it out. Will Joseph stand for what he truly believes, no matter what it costs him? And when he makes his stand, will the woman he loves choose to be at his side?