A novel by Cathy Mack ; A Romance in time. (A medieval story with supernatural overtones) In 1198 the new Duke of Athelstane, a Teutonic Knight returns from the Crusades to his massive stone castle with Junni a young , plain and unwanted wife. She was the unwelcome payment of a gambling debt owed by her father the Earl of Coburg.
The Duke plans to annul the marriage that was foisted onto him and send the girl to a convent for the rest of her life. A thousand years later the Duke begs help from a young nurse married to a descendant and now living in his castle to help him keep a promise to Junni.