Anna Cooke is a sensitive girl, who has strange premonitions and picks up on the emotions of others.
Contenting herself with a future as a governess or ladies companion, she is delighted to find herself being swept off her feet by a handsome widower, Lord Hope.
Her new life takes her to the wilds of Cornwall, where she becomes the mistress of Hearts-Hope, a strange and wonderful house by the sea.
Anna embraces her new life. However, she finds herself eclipsed by the shadow of the previous Lady Hope. Plagued by dark dreams, she finds her obsession with her predecessor growing by the day – can this woman jeopardise Anna’s perfect future with the man she loves utterly and completely?