December 1838. A storm is raging outside Kenilworth Hall. Inside, Lord Kenilworth's wife is in agony in the middle of a difficult labour. Lady Kenilworth doesn't survive the birth, but, against all odds, her baby daughter does.
Baby Storm grows into a headstrong and adventurous child, close to her sister, Eloise, and their neighbours at Chislestone Manor - her best friend, Cissy, and Cissy's handsome older brother, Hunter, who has promised to marry Storm when she's older. But as Storm transforms into a beautiful young woman, preparing for her debut into society, she and Eloise must confront heartbreak, wickedness and great danger. Can the sisters survive turbulent times ahead to find love and happiness?