This book starts out with Dierdre Beddows and her husband, Dierdre is about to have a baby when her husband hears rumors of her unfaithfulness to him. The shock of these rumors causes her to go into early labor, she has the baby that she names Gwyneth, and then she dies. Gwyneth grows up never really feeling love from her father, she thinks it's just because she's a girl and not the son that her father would have liked to have had instead. She loves horses and when a stranger from Ireland comes to try to buy her favorite horse and also bring her a letter from her Irish grandma she decides to go to Ireland instead of marrying the man that her father decrees that she should marry. I really liked this book, it was full of mystery and intrigue and I liked how spirited Gwyneth was!