A historical romance in the early 1400's under the rule of King Henry IV with a factual basis for the era, reveals an incredible life of a fifteenth century woman forced to survive through her own means.
Anneke Sheldrake's father is lost at sea and leaves the family and property without money to survive. Concerned for her siblings, the staff, and her own survival, she decides to reenact a family trade, brewing ale.
This was a risky business at this time for a woman. With the help of Sir Leander and several others, Anneke begins to make a profit. Yet, regulations are unfairly placed on her business, and tragedies are imminent with an evil man masquerading as help.
Sir Leander, secret half-brother of Anneke's brother, takes a special interest in the beautiful and bold woman. Help is not a phone call away in 1406, and many setbacks arise as Leander pushes for safety to her craft and to herself. He uses his status to save the woman he's fallen in love with free from more harm. Although, can his superiority block his love for a woman brewer?
If Anneke can keep her business running and stay alive, is it enough to bring Sir Leander permanently into her life?