An arranged marriage, contracted when the groom was just a boy. A missing necklace, causing an innocent lass to be outcast by her family. And a love worthy of sacrifice. These elements begin the story of George Hempleman and Margarette Duffy, 'star-crossed lovers' fighting for their right to love in eighteenth-century Hessen-Cassel, a German state south of Prussia. But when George's intentions are questioned, and Margarette's honor is suspect, will they find the strength to uphold their Honorable Deception?